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Center for Economic Research (CER) 2005f
71, Buyuk Ipak Yuli Street Tashkent 700137, Uzbekistan
tel:998-712 670605/526/641 fax:998-712 670564

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1999.

General Description: CER aims to provide policy advice to the government and conduct research for development institutions on key development issues. The mission of CER is to create an environment where new, constructive ideas and concepts can be transferred into sound development policies, promoting open and meaningful dialogue and contributing to reaching a nationwide consensus on development perspectives. CER's mandate is as follows: (1) encourage proactive dialogue, provoking public discussions on development issues; (2) inform and influence policymakers, decision-makers, and other development partners by providing the highest quality of policy analysis and policy advice as well as independent expertise; (3) advocate and contribute to national capacity building; and (4) encourage the piloting and introduction of best practices.

Annual Budget: USD 1.3 million (2003)

Staff: 59 (25 research, 34 administrative/support), 6 intern, 11 editorial staff

Executive Officers:
Mr. ESHONOV, Bakhodur (Director)
Mr. KHANKHODJAEV, Azizkhan (Head of Development Unit)
Mr. SIRAJIDDINOV, Nishanbay (Head of Research Unit)
Mr. IBRAGIMOV, Nodirbek (Head of Resource Mobilization & Communications Unit)
Mr. YUSUPOV, Yuliy (Head of Editorial Unit)

Public Relations:
Mr. IBRAGIMOV, Nodirbek (Head of Resource Mobilization & Communications Unit)
Mr. SAGATOV, Farhod (PR Officer)
Ms. PAN, Julia (PR Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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