Uzbekistan has become a major recipient of development bank funding in Central Asia. But as a recent visit confirms, the space for civil society is extremely restricted and, if people don't complain, it is simply because they're too afraid.
On 15 April 2021, on the 30th anniversary of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, over 25 civil society organizations addressed a letter to the Bank, urging it to put human rights issues at the top of the agenda when discussing the next Egypt country strategy and during the upcoming
By Nina Lesikhina, Bankwatch Community support coordinator
On 10 February 2021 the EBRD expects its Board of Directors to approve a loan of USD 70 million to Indorama Agro for the development of the cotton farming sector in Uzbekistan.
According to the bank, the project is expected to strengthe