MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: UNDP Offers Training for Women, Youth Entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) recently launched the third phase of a program aimed at empowering youth and women entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan. It includes trade-specific content such as sewing and growing apples as well as covers general business skills and facilitates access to financing. Previous phases of the program addressed regulatory reform and “mechanisms for the private sector to actively participate in elaboration, implementation and monitoring of the national, regional [and] sector-specific development strategies.”

The mission of UNDP is to provide developing countries with knowledge, experience and resources in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals to be reached by 2030 in fighting poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. UNDP operates in partnership with national governments in approximately 170 countries and territories as of 2017. UNDP estimates it will have resources totaling USD 9.9 billion for the biennium 2016-2017.

By Jacob O’Driscoll, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Information

UNDP Launches New Initiatives to Develop Women’s Entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan
https://www.syminvest.com/news/undp-launches-new-initiatives-to-develop-womens-entrepreneurship-in-uzbekistan-/2017/6/5/6670

Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)
http://www.uz.undp.org/content/uzbekistan/en/home/operations/projects/poverty_reduction/business-forum-of-Uzbekistan1.html

UNDP
http://www.undp.org/

UN Sustainable Development Goals
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

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