While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Uzbekistan’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to strengthening the robustness of its policy goals and commitments.
Among the three EIRA risk areas, breach of State obligations and discrimination between foreign and domestic investors are lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
Uzbekistan’s performance is good on three of the EIRA indicators, and it is low on one indicator. It has received a score of 72 on the indicator rule of law. Management of decision-making processes and regulatory environment and investment conditions are at 65 and 63 points, respectively. The score for foresight of policy and regulatory change is 30.
On a more detailed level, Uzbekistan’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. It has received a high score of 85 on management and settlement of investor-State disputes. The sub-indicators transparency and restrictions on FDI stand at 73 and 70, respectively. On respect for property rights, the score is 58, while both institutional governance and regulatory effectiveness are at 56. The score for communication of vision and policies is 35. Its performance on robustness of policy goals and commitments is low with a score of 25 points.