A transformative moment amid extraordinary uncertainty in the Caucasus and Central Asia
7 November 2022, 16:33

A transformative moment amid extraordinary uncertainty in the Caucasus and Central Asia

The Caucasus and Central Asia have weathered the pandemic crisis well. The initial spillovers from war in Ukraine have so far been contained. Still, uncertain outlook and challenges ahead call for audacious measures, writes Jihad Azour, IMF’s Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department.

To withstand global shocks, Uzbekistan needs to continue reforms and build an inclusive market economy
2 November 2022, 16:14

To withstand global shocks, Uzbekistan needs to continue reforms and build an inclusive market economy

In her column for Gazeta.uz, Anna Bjerde, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, writes about concerted and sustained momentum on reforms that is needed to meet Uzbekistan government’s goals of reducing poverty by half by 2026 and reaching upper-middle-income status by 2030.

“Bygone Days” is a novel about the past to describe present as a warning to the future — Mark Reese
7 July 2021, 20:27

“Bygone Days” is a novel about the past to describe present as a warning to the future — Mark Reese

American scholar Mark Reese dedicated 15 years to translate Abdulla Kadiri’s novel “Bygone Days” into English. In an interview with Gazeta.uz he speaks about the difficulties of the translation, why the novel is more about the idea of reforms rather than a love story, and how the author wanted to show the problems of his society through the plot. He also shares his thoughts on Jadids and if their ideas are being translated into contemporary Uzbekistan.

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