Located between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, Uzbekistan possesses some of the most favorable natural and geographic conditions in Central Asia. It has rich deposits of minerals especially gold, copper, and uranium as well as organic fuel particularly natural gas and oil.

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Economic Outlook

Highlights from the Asian Development Outlook 2014:
Growth remained robust at 8% in 2013, led by wage and pension increases, high public investment spending, and large remittances. Recovery in external demand raised the current account surplus to 3.7% of GDP. Continued high public spending, strong private consumption, and an improving external environment are projected to keep growth near 8% in 2014 and 2015. Read more.

More economic and social indicators for Uzbekistan from the World Bank's World Development Indicators online.

Human Development

The United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report program has prepared a series of reports on Uzbekistan.

Partner Institutions and Uzbekistan