The United States has announced its support for the “Digital Uzbekistan-2030” strategy, signaling a new era of technology and digital transformation cooperation.
This initiative is targeted at streamlining the digital infrastructure of Uzbekistan, enhancing its ICT sector, and cultivating digital literacy among its populace. The collaboration is a testament to the shared vision of both nations towards a digitally empowered global community.
What’s the point
The US will support implementing the Digital Uzbekistan-2030 strategy previously approved by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev through a memorandum signed between the Ministry of Digital Development of Uzbekistan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
This significant agreement solidifies the commitment of USAID to assist in implementing the Digital Uzbekistan-2030 strategy, aimed at propelling the rapid development of the digital industry and enhancing the competitiveness of the national economy.
Under the memorandum, USAID will provide valuable support in various aspects of the digital sphere. This includes:
- Actively engaging young people and women in the field of IT.
- Facilitating collaboration with technical educational institutions.
- Fostering the expansion of the private sector.
- Participating in other initiatives related to information technology.
During discussions, the importance of Uzbekistan-U.S. cooperation in supporting the IT sector, promoting the digital economy, and strengthening the private sector was emphasized by Minister Sherzod Shermatov and Deputy Administrator Isabel Coleman.
The Digital Uzbekistan-2030 strategy aims to enhance the competitiveness of Uzbekistan’s national economy through programs that facilitate the digital transformation of regions and industries. It focuses on e-government, digital industry, digital education, and digital infrastructure, setting ambitious goals to position Uzbekistan at the forefront of the digital era.
Before the memorandum was signed, USAID conducted a comprehensive Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment (DECA) in Uzbekistan in 2021, providing valuable insights and paving the way for collaboration between the Ministry of Digital Development and USAID.
This memorandum represents a significant milestone in realizing the Digital Uzbekistan-2030 strategy. The commitment and collaboration between the Ministry of Digital Development and USAID promise a robust and sustainable pathway to achieving Uzbekistan’s digital ambitions, catalyzing the digital industry’s growth and facilitating the country’s digital transformation.
In conclusion, the memorandum between the Ministry of Digital Development of Uzbekistan and USAID underpins a strategic move towards a digitally transformed Uzbekistan by 2030. This extraordinary initiative not only aids in enhancing the digital literacy of the citizens but also nurtures the ICT sector, contributing to the expansion of the private sector.
This collaboration, fortified by the shared vision of both nations towards digital empowerment, places Uzbekistan on a fast track to becoming a digital economy powerhouse. The Digital Uzbekistan-2030 strategy, with the support of USAID, is poised to revolutionize the nation’s digital landscape, propelling Uzbekistan to the forefront of the digital era.