Stocktaking of productive economic inclusion programs in Uzbekistan
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PROJECT TITLE: Stocktaking of productive economic inclusion programs in Uzbekistan

CLIENT: World Bank

PERIOD: june 2021 in progress

PROJECT AIM: Conduct desk review, semi-structured and structured key informant interviews, qualitative analysis and reporting in order to produce (1) an inventory of existing economic inclusion programs, (2) an in-depth mapping of selected programs, and (3) a stocktaking report that will identify, assess and classify programs.

DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT:

• Produce an inventory consisting of a list of existing economic inclusion programs. Research the relevant information through online research, informal interviews with staff at the implementing organizations, desk research of document.

• Finalized plan for the rapid inventory, including: list of identified stakeholders (MELR, MOE, CU, Chamber of commerce and others to be jointly defined with the WB team), finalized questionnaires of the stakeholders KIIs

• Finalized plan for the in-depth mapping exercise, including:

~ sampling strategy of selected key informants for the three types (representative of EI organizations at the district level, national-level program supervisor, local community representatives),

~ finalized guidance questions (in Uzbek, Russian and English) to be used in each of the three types of KIIs, ~ implementation plan.

• Undertake desk review and KIIs with three typologies of key informants:

~ 30 sub-national managers in charge of the development of the selected programs,

~ 15 nation-wide top-level managers of selected programs

~ 20 representatives of local communities where programs are active (mahalla leaders, specific committees, etc).

  • Conduction of a desk review, focus group discussions (FGD) and key informant interviews (KIIs);

  • Stocktaking report preparation. The goals of the stocktaking report were to (1) provide a complete mapping of existing EI programs, (2) classify programs by type of activity, type of beneficiary, geographical coverage, and (3) assess gaps in geographic outreach, design of EI activities, adequacy in addressing the needs of female entrepreneurs.

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