On November 17 of this year, the Director of the Agency for Innovative Development, Olimjon Tuychiev, participated in an international scientific and practical conference titled “Problems of improving Uzbekistan's position in international rankings and indices: theory, practice, and strategy.” The conference took place at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
This conference was organized on the basis of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated June 2, 2020 No. UP-6003 “On improving the positions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international ratings and indices, as well as the introduction of a new mechanism for systematic work with them in government bodies and organizations” and the decree dated May 18 2022 No. PP-246 “On measures to ensure the harmonization of scientific potential and practical activities in working with international ratings and indices”, in collaboration with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Tashkent Singapore Institute for Management Development and the international scientific journal “Science and Innovation”.
During the conference, international and domestic scientists, along with experts in attendance, provided suggestions and recommendations. They offered detailed insights into international experience and modern approaches to further enhance our country’s standing in international rankings and indices.
Also, in order to ensure free access to scientific articles and theses for researchers from around the world, more than 500 works from politicians and scientists of our country were presented at the conference, as well as about 50 works from foreign researchers, of which 200 were selected. In collaboration with by the international scientific journal "Science and Innovation" each article was assigned a digital identification number (DOI) and placed in international scientific databases, such as Indeks Copernicus in Poland, Zenodo and Open Aire in Europe, Cyberlinenka in Russia, EuroPub in England, as well as indexed in the international scientific search system "Google Academy".
When assessing the quality of the institutional environment in the world, international ratings and indices accepted by the world community as the main condition for economic development are used not only by experts, but also as a criterion for reforms and socio-economic policies at the international level.
In particular, in 2022, Uzbekistan improved its position in 11 out of 19 international ratings announced in 2021 and considered a priority for it. In particular, in 2022 it improved its position by 4 positions in the Global Innovation Index and will take 82nd place among 132 countries. In the Industrial Competitiveness Index, it rose 5 positions to 89th place among 154 countries, and rose 18 positions in the E-Government Development Ranking to 69th place among 193 countries.
In 2023, Uzbekistan maintained 82nd place in the Global Innovation Index and became one of the countries that achieved a high level of innovativeness in the field of innovation compared to the level of national economic development. This indicates that the efficiency of innovation is high in relation to the country's GDP.