Policy Research Institute


Visiting Uzbekistan to participate in Master’s defense of BFA Students

   The Banking and Finance Academy (BFA) of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a higher education institution. It was established in 1996 with the aim of improving Uzbekistan’s financial, fiscal and tax policies and administration to an international level. Since the foundation of the BFA, the Policy Research Institute (PRI) has provided the BFA with various forms of assistance as part of its intellectual support for human resource development in Uzbekistan, including recommending and sending the First Vice Rector of the BFA (part-time), accepting BFA students for seminars held in Japan, and delivering special lectures at the BFA.


   PRI Senior Research Fellow Mr. Kensaku Munenaga, who is the First Vice Rector of BFA, was dispatched to Uzbekistan from June 26 to June 30, 2017, with a view to participating in Master’s defense of BFA students, and implementing support activities, such as special lectures for banking and finance specialists of Urgench city.


1.Interviews with BFA Students

   BFA students are required to submit their master’s theses to complete their 24-month course at the BFA. Senior Research Fellow Mr. Munenaga interviewed ten BFA students who participated in Seminar for Central Asian and Caucasian Countries in 2016.

Scenes from final-term evaluation1 Scenes from final-term evaluation2
【Scenes from final-term evaluation】


2.Special Lectures delivered by Senior Research Fellow Mr. Munenaga

   Senior Research Fellow Mr. Munenaga delivered special lectures during his stay in Uzbekistan.

Title:“Uzbekistan & Japan and our World (From the Viewpoint of Economic Framework) ”


Scenes from the Special Lectures
【Scenes from the Special Lectures】


3.Exchanges of Opinions with Related Organizations

   We had meetings to exchange opinions about the economic situation in Uzbekistan, as well as outcomes and challenges regarding human resource development at the BFA.

We exchanged opinions with:
 The Uzbekistan Cabinet Office
 The Uzbekistan Ministry of Finance
 Uzbekistan Banking Association
 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Uzbekistan Office
 The Uzbekistan-Japan Center for human development