Tashkent, March 29, 2021 – With the support of the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX), the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan learnt the EU best practices in simplification of the public administration and systematization of legislative acts for the benefits of the citizens. The webinar is led by the experts from Croatia and France.
The two-day webinar (29 and 30 March 2021) aims at strengthening the capacity of the staff of the Ministry of Justice in regulatory impact assessment and simplifying legislation. Following the adoption of the National Action Strategy on Five Priority Development Areas 2017-2021, the number of adopted legal acts has doubled in Uzbekistan, thus, increasing a burden on the public administration and risking the efficiency of the government.
Effective enforcement of new regulations can lead to positive impact on the country’s reform process towards transition to a democratic society governed by the rule of law and market-economy principles. Improving the efficiency of legal services and of enforcement of judicial acts and acts of other state bodies are among the key objectives of the National Development Strategy 2017-2021.
During the launch of the webinar, François Begeot, Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan, emphasized the benefits of simplifying legislation to the country’s economy. ‘’Better quality regulations are essential for inclusive growth, job creation and business development. Simplifying regulations and procedures can help to reduce the burden on market players, open more opportunities for them to contribute actively to the country’s economy and cut the administrative costs to businesses.’’
The workshop will help the participants from the Ministry of Justice to acquire knowledge and skills in a) principles of legislative technics, b) methods in organizing preparatory and legislative work, c) coding legal acts, d) methods for managing the stability of legislation, and e) practical approaches on simplifying legislation.
TAIEX INTPA is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) designed for partner countries and territories covered by Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA). It provides rapidly mobilised short-term technical support using European Union Member States’ public sector experts in response to requests for assistance from public institutions in partner countries. In order to ensure the maximum impact, TAIEX INTPA aims at strengthening the national development policy context and supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in line with the EU commitments to the Agenda 2030.
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