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Contest: What Can I Do to Reduce Poverty in Uzbekistan?
September 29-October 12, 2016Uzbekistan


What can I do to reduce poverty in Uzbekistan? Answer this question and enter our contest to be part of the global #ItsPossible campaign that aims to create greater awareness and knowledge around international End Poverty Day on October 17.

Help inspire others by telling us what you have done or witnessed in your community that has – through creativity, ingenuity, or perseverance – contributed in its own way to ending extreme poverty and help reduce inequality in Uzbekistan.

If your story is selected, it will be shared with the world via the Web.


Answer this question in 500 words or less: What can I do to reduce poverty in Uzbekistan?”

Entries must be submitted in the form of an email to tashkent@worldbank.org, and must not include more than 500 words of text. The inclusion of an original photograph to complement the text is welcomed but not required. Text may be submitted in English, Uzbek, or Russian and will be translated. Photos can be attached as a separate file.


Include your full name, age, phone number, address, and email address. The subject field of the email submission should make reference to the 2016 End Poverty in Uzbekistan Essay Contest.


Anybody is eligible to enter this contest.

Submissions will be judged on originality, overall impact, and artistic merit. The judges comprise a panel of World Bank staff members. The World Bank shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

Entries become the property of the World Bank Group and may be reused or published, with or without credit, in any format.


Entries must be received by 12pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2016. The World Bank reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


A pool of finalists will be selected and the winning submission(s) will be recognized at a special ceremony in Tashkent on October 17. A certificate of recognition will be presented to the winner(s). Winning submission(s) will be promoted on the World Bank Uzbekistan website and Facebook channel, as well as on the World Bank’s regional Europe and Central Asia channels.


Please contact tashkent@worldbank.org or (+99871) 120-2400/2431 if you have any questions or inquiries about the contest rules.

Winning essays:

1. Firuza Tatibaeva, 50, graduate from Tashkent State University, works on agricultural issues, Uzbekistan.

Essay in English | Essay in Russian

2. Tomás Netzahualcóyotl Rico-Mora, 61, MCP-SPURS Fellow MIT, IFAD Consultant, Mexico.

Essay in English | Essay in Russian


Essays with special recognition:

3. Asal Kasimova, 19, student at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Special recognition for the very well written essay.

Essay in English | Essay in Russian

4. Shakhnoza Kholikova, 23, graduated from Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Special recognition for the well-structured essay written in Uzbek language.

Essay in English | Essay in Uzbek

5. Saurjan Jakupov, 58, Fulbright Alumni, Director of “Sharh va Tavsiya” Sociology Center, Uzbekistan – Special recognition for the most original essay.

Essay in English | Essay in Russian

6. Prakash Kejriwal, 47, Director at Indorama Group Singapore – Special recognition for the active project in sericulture.

Essay in English

7. Dispina Ivanova, 36, Uzbekistan – Special  recognition for the current active project.

Essay in English | Essay in Russian

8. Sevara Khosiyatkulova, 19, student at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Special recognition for photos.

Photos by Sevara Khosiyatkulova:








  • Deadline for submissions: CLOSED - October 12, 2016
  • Contacts: tashkent@worldbank.org; +998 (71) 120-2400/2431