The education system in Uzbekistan is currently managed by two ministries: Ministry of Preschool and School Education and Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education.
The education is the sector with the highest government expenditures, 20.5 percent of public expenditures and 4.9 percent of the national GDP, according to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics. This is considerably more than other countries in the Central Asia region and elsewhere with a similar income level.
The Ministry of Preschool and School Education adopted the second education sector plan (2019-2023). The plan was developed with the participation of the different divisions of the MoPE, MoPSE, other line ministries (Finances, Economy, Health, and Employment and Labor Relations), as well as the State Inspection for the Quality of Education, State Statistics Committee and international development partners.
The 2019-23 ESP has an overall vision that reflects the recent reforms introduced by the Government of Uzbekistan and is consistent with the it’s national development strategy 2017-2021.