Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
December 1, 2009

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Date: 12/01/2009 Description: Uzbekistan pie chart shows   Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance FY 2009 by Objective.  Line graph shows  Total USG Assistance 1992-2008 (Millions) Total USG (solid) and FSA (dashed). Click for text version. - State Dept Image

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UZBEKISTAN: Fiscal Year 2009 (USD Thousands)
Total Accounts:
Assistance to Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA):
Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS):
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR):

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:

U.S. Embassy, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic:

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Flag of Uzbekistan is three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and green separated by red fimbriations with a white crescent moon and 12 white stars in the upper hoist-side quadrant.Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance:
FY 2008: $9.63M ($8.26M FSA, $1.37M Other)
FY 2009: $8.56M ($7.00M FSA, $1.56M Other)

Assistance Goals: United States Government (USG) assistance promotes a vision of a stable, prosperous Uzbekistan that serves as a responsible, productive regional partner bridging Central and South Asia. Assistance efforts seek to strengthen border controls to combat the proliferation of dangerous substances and weapons, reduce WMD proliferation threats, counter narcotics trafficking, and thwart terrorists and human traffickers. Increasing the capacity of civil society to organize effectively and enhance citizen participation is also an important goal of USG assistance, as is improving understanding of market principles.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY 2008: $1.05M; FY 2009: $0.61M

  • Counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and combat terrorism
  • Enhance strategic trade and border control systems to combat WMD trafficking
  • Partner with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to reduce drug demand
  • Prevent trafficking in persons (TIP) and protect those who become victims

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2008: $3.72M; FY 2009: $3.43M

  • Build local understanding of human rights standards and capacity to protect them
  • Strengthen the rule of law through education of citizens, training of legal professionals, and support to NGOs that monitor justice system and human rights
  • Increase sub-national government’s ability and capacity to provide better services and govern more effectively and responsibly, while increasing citizen participation
  • Strengthen political parties and civil society to better represent citizens’ interests
  • Promote media professionalism and its ability to provide objective information

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2008: $3.32M; FY 2009: $3.07M

  • Treat and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other health threats through education and improved evidence-based medical practices
  • Improve the quality of maternal, child and reproductive health services
  • Promote quality education for youth and children with disabilities

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2008: $0.98M; FY 2009: $1.06M

  • Develop energy resources and infrastructure and promote energy market reform
  • Build capacity of agricultural sector to improve rural livelihoods and reduce poverty

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2008: $.40M; FY 2009: $0.40M

  • Assist the most vulnerable by providing food, clothing and medical aid
  • Small Reconstruction Projects (SRPs) respond to evolving emergencies

Recent Successes:

  • Distributed over $3.4 million of humanitarian aid in medical supplies and non-medical assistance to vulnerable sectors of the population, including the elderly, orphaned children, and the disabled
  • Helped establish a canine training center for drug interdiction, and funded participation by Uzbeks Customs officers in a conference on the use of canines by customs officials, the first event of its kind in Central Asia
  • Sponsored a conference on social partnerships, resulting in 43 suggestions for legislative improvements eliminating inconsistencies and deficiencies in current NGO legislation submitted to the Ministry of Justice
  • Provided funds to the National Plant Protection Service to produce the first Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safe Use Action Plan (PERSUAP) covering the pests and diseases of a dozen Uzbekistan agricultural commodities. Also supported training for farmers based upon the approved PERSUAP, resulting in the effective and safe treatment of a widespread grape mildew plight caused by increased rainfall in 2009.

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009 forty percent of U.S. assistance went to the objective of Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), thirty-six percent to Investing in People (IIP), seven percent to Peace and Security (PS), twelve percent to Economic Growth (EG) and five percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA)

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Uzbekistan from 1992-2008:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 1.08 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Uzbekistan and total United States Government (USG) assistance was 5.62 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 9.86 Million dollars; Total USG: 15 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 27.25 Million dollars; Total USG: 34.07 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 12.75 Million dollars; Total USG: 14.44 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 19.50 Million dollars; Total USG: 23.34 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 21.44 Million dollars; Total USG: 30.88 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 22.45 Million dollars; Total USG: 26.84 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 28.89 Million dollars; Total USG: 46.88 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 20.59 Million dollars; Total USG: 39.06 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 25.31 Million dollars; Total USG: 48.33 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 123.69 Million dollars; Total USG: 224.14 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 39.31 Million dollars; Total USG: 90.77 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 35.87 Million dollars; Total USG: 84.25 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 31.49 Million dollars; Total USG: 78.28 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 17.71 Million dollars; Total USG: 49.30 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 15 Million dollars; Total USG: 35.89 Million.
  • Fiscal Year 2008: FSA: 8.41 Million dollars; Total USG: 38.24 Million.