• Population 32,956,100
  • Area (km2) 448,924
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,529.08
  • TPES (Mtoe) 46.39
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 108.0

Uzbekistan’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Uzbekistan has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to strengthening the robustness of policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to discrimination between domestic and foreign investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 36%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 31%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 28%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Uzbekistan’s performance is good on three indicators, and it is moderate on one indicator. It has a score of 72 on the indicator rule of law, 71 on the indicator management of decision-making processes, and 63 on the indicator regulatory environment and investment conditions. Its score on the indicator foresight of policy and regulatory change has gone up by three points, from 46 to 49.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Uzbekistan’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. Its highest-scoring sub-indicator is management and settlement of investor-State disputes with a score of 85, followed by transparency at 74. Its score on the sub-indicator communication of vision and policies has improved by six points and stands at 73. On restrictions on FDI (70), institutional governance (69), respect for property rights (58), and regulatory effectiveness (56) it has received the same scores as in EIRA 2020. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is robustness of policy goals and commitments at 25.