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Private Sector Development

The aim of our consulting activities in this area is to support partner countries in attracting foreign direct investment, improving the investment climate and promoting small and medium-sized enterprises.


An investment-friendly business climate is crucial for the further economic development of transition and emerging economies.  However, potential investors are not infrequently restricted by outdated regulatory structures and laws that are not very business-friendly. A binding and comprehensible legal framework is, however, particularly crucial for attracting foreign direct investment.

Small and medium-sized enterprises often play a pioneering role in technological development. Their promotion therefore plays a particularly important role. With its advisory services, Berlin Economics contributes to promoting and supporting the private sector in partner countries as an indispensable component of positive economic development.



Towards a Better Investment Climate: Proposals from German businesses in Uzbekistan

A good investment climate is crucial for the fundamental economic development of Uzbekistan. This study examines the status quo from the perspective of companies active in Uzbekistan and collects and evaluates suggestions for improvement.

Within the framework of this study, the German Economic Team, together with the AHK Central Asia, the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and the German-Uzbek Business Council, examined how the investment conditions for foreign companies in Uzbekistan can be improved.

The study makes a total of 18 reform proposals in 5 categories. Each proposal identifies a specific problem and a proposed solution, is addressed to the relevant government institution and shows the expected benefits if implemented.

The study contains both proposals for comprehensive reforms with a large impact and more gradual ones aimed at solving smaller problems faced by enterprises. Both complement each other and their implementation should be started simultaneously: The gradual reforms can deliver tangible results quickly, while the more comprehensive reforms need more implementation time but then have greater benefits.

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