External Debt Management by the Government of Uzbekistan:Policies, Strategies, Techniques, Legal System and Institutional Set UpAnd Evaluation of their Processes and MethodsACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This Report is based on mainly a review of recent studies on Uzbekistaneconomy made by the development stakeholders and the lessons andinternational best practices drawn from the author’s studies on managementof external debt in selected developing countries in Africa, Asia and Pacificsuch as India, Cambodia, Gambia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal,Samoa, and Thailand . Most of these references are cited in the paper andincluded in the selected bibliography.The Author would like to express his gratitude to the World Bank HQ andthe Uzbekistan Country Office, particularly to Dr. Saumya Mitra, LeadEconomist, the World Bank Country Office in Uzbekistan at Tashkent for providing an opportunity to prepare this paper.The author is presently working as Professor (Public Policy) at the Institutefor Integrated Learning in Management, New Delhi, India. Earlier heworked as Economic Adviser in the Planning Commission and the Ministryof Finance, Government of India at New Delhi; Strategic Planning Expert inthe ADB Capacity Building Project on Governance Reforms, Ministry of Finance, Government of Mongolia at Ulaanbaatar; CommonwealthSecretariat Consultant for Debt Sustainability Analysis for the Governmentof Gambia at Banjul; and UN-ESCAP Consultant for the Management of External Debt for the Governments of Samoa, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal. The background note and the Questionnaire express the personalviews of the author, which do not necessarily imply the views of the WorldBank or the organizations he is associated with.
Tarun Das, Ph.D.Professor (Public Policy), IILM, New Delhi, andConsultant, World Bank.