The Government of Uzbekistan has been reviewing the energy sector to address bottlenecks and to prepare a comprehensive long-term development plan to improve the provision of energy services to the population. The World Bank wanted to assist the Government in its initiative to restructure the country's power sector. The aims of the reform were to improve the power sector's performance, to transition towards a market-based approach, and to enhance sector efficiency and sustainability.
DHInfrastructure reviewed the policy, legal and regulatory, institutional, and governance framework in Uzbekistan's power sector and met with a wide range of stakeholders to discuss their objectives for reform and potential options to achieve those objectives. Using case studies and available indicators, DHInfrastructure then benchmarked Uzbekistan's energy sector against the energy sectors of comparable countries and analyzed underlying factors for gaps where Uzbekistan lags behind the other countries. Finally, DHInfrastructure wrote a report outlining our recommendations for achieving Government's objectives for power sector reform and presented it to stakeholders.