Center for Sustainable Development

Center for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Center of Institute for Advanced International Studies under University of World Economy and Diplomacy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Uzbekistan




Promote the effective implementation of the National sustainable development goals and objectives through research, analysis, knowledge generation and exchange and capacity building.




  • Conduction of fundamental and applied research on sustainable development in local, national, regional and international context;
  • Serve as platform for discussion and generation of recommendations with representatives of international, public, public and private organizations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Development of analytical documents and recommendations on the issues of sustainable development to be used by the country's authorities;
  • Preparation and introduction into the curricula of new courses and programs in the field of sustainable development, aimed at improving the efficiency of professional, research and analytical training.
      • Establishment of long-term cooperation and implementation of joint projects with international organizations and research institutes engaged in continuous monitoring and analysis of sustainable development trends;




  • Data collection, research and expert advisory;
  • Educational and outreach activities, including the development of teaching materials, documents, textbooks and manuals, conducting trainings to raise awareness on sustainable development issues for educational, public, government organizations and business structures;
  • Organization of events, internships and study tours.
  • Science school on SDG (including publication data base)



Preliminary list of activities for 2022-2023

  1. Presentation/launch of the HDR 2022
  2. Policy brief of labor migration
  3. Policy brief on UN Volunteers
  4. Development of module on SDGs for different audience incl local authorities;
  5. Participation in preparation of the countries voluntary report on SDGs
  6. Trainings on localization of SDGs

Head of Center


Shakhboz Akhmedov


Shakhboz Akhmedov serves as the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at the Institute for Advanced International Studies. In this role, he oversees the center's growth and directs analytical initiatives on sustainability, economic and green growth, climate change, water management, and other pertinent facets of sustainable development in Central Asia and beyond. With nearly 15 years of experience, he has spearheaded initiatives within multiple regional intergovernmental structures, leading projects on climate and water issues and teams on resource mobilization, projects, and knowledge management. As a seasoned strategist, communicator, and researcher, he advocates for multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster climate actions and sustainable future, integrating research, technology, and innovation. 

He holds a postgraduate diploma in Organizational Leadership from the Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK, along with an MA degree in Public Policy from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Germany, where he was a DAAD scholar. He earned his BA degree in International Relations from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan.



Azizjon Ziyodullaev

Research Fellow 



Saodat Umarova

Associate fellow


Akbar Mavlonov

Associate Research Fellow


Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev

Senior Associate Research Fellow