TASHKENT, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan will implement a national strategy to improve the independence of the country statistics system, a presidential decree said Tuesday.
The document signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev prioritizes the measures to implement the strategy between 2020 and 2025, which was developed jointly with the World Bank, according to the decree published by the state media.
The decree says that the country's statistical bodies will be transformed into a professional independent service aimed at generating high-quality and reliable information, increasing the transparency and openness of statistical information.
The decree establishes the independence of the State Committee on Statistics from all state organizations, and its regional departments from the local government bodies.
Since Mirziyoyev took office in 2016, Uzbekistan has taken a series of measures to promote economic reforms, including liberalizing its foreign exchange market, reducing taxes and offering preferential treatment to foreign investment.