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Insights from Dr Patrik Olsson: Analysis of the International Anti-Corruption Award Ceremony in Tashkent

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In an interview with Dunyo news agency, Dr Patrik Olsson, a researcher from the MOCCA project at Lund University, shared his insights on the outcomes of the International Anti-Corruption Award ceremony held in Tashkent on December 19. The full interview with the Dunya news agency can be found at this link, and the article is in Russian: 

"- In recent years, transformations have been taking place in Uzbekistan at many levels, and the need for legislative reforms is clearly visible. Since 2017, the Government of Uzbekistan has been solving problems of combating corruption both in the public sector and other areas. Uzbekistan's anti-corruption efforts continue, and this work has already made some progress. Thus, this is demonstrated by the results of the Transparency International rating on the Corruption Perception Index and other studies.

In order to improve the effectiveness of the fight against corruption, Uzbekistan has turned to international organizations such as the World Bank, relevant UN units, and academic institutions, including Lund University, for technical and other assistance. Including the exchange of employees and holding international conferences dedicated to this problem.

Effectively combating corruption is a complex and ongoing process that requires long-term commitment from government, civil society and international partners. Uzbekistan has demonstrated both progress and ongoing efforts to strengthen relevant institutions in a short period of time while increasing transparency is a key component in realizing this endeavour."