Digital Skills for Private Sector Competitiveness in Uzbekistan
Since 2019, digital transformation has been a clear policy priority in Uzbekistan.
While the country has made significant progress in terms of Internet access, quality
and affordability, digital uptake among firms remains low. This lack of digital skills
seems to be a limiting factor affecting the digital transformation of business.
Based on recent OECD work on digitalisation, this report examines what is holding
back the digital upskilling of businesses in Uzbekistan. It suggests three sets of
policy actions: (1) developing a supportive institutional framework for the digital
uptake of firms; (2) raising firms’ awareness of the importance of acquiring digital
and complementary skills; and (3) expanding existing support to digitalise while addressing
the gender digital divide.
Available from May 17, 2023Also available in: Russian