The 1996 Human Development Report examines basic relationships between economic growth and human development. To do this, it assesses the conduct of market reforms which contribute to human development; identifies problems and challenges in the rural areas; outlines the emerging issues of habitat discusses the reforms required to strengthen the social infrastructure of health and education; and analyses poverty and its different dimensions. The Report represents an attempt to initiate dialogue and discussion on these key issues, as such it is considered as only the beginning and serves as an invitation to more thorough discussions involving decision-makers, academics and development practitioners.
"Indeed, CER is a “collective resource” for donors and international development agencies in Uzbekistan. The Center maintains strong leadership among public policy analysis units. It has reached organizational maturity and accumulated valuable professional and institutional assets, including strong reputation, trust and credibility with stakeholders, good outreach channels, capable team of policy analysts, and necessary project management expertise."