23 February 2023

Digital Convergence Initiative, DCI; Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Talking interoperability is a dialogue series being convened by the Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI) to facilitate in-depth technical conversations around designing for interoperability in the social protection sector. The tenth session of the Interoperability Dialogue series showcased Uzbekistan’s Social Protection Single Registry (SPSR), an integrated social protection information platform designed in 2018 by the Ministry of Finance. SPSR facilitates seamless end-to-end delivery of various programs, including digitalization of the processes of beneficiary registration, eligibility, payment, updates, M&E, grievance, and fund allocation through an integrated platform. The presentation discussed the architecture and interoperability features of the SPSR and shared the challenges and factors leading to its wide acceptance and cooperation amongst different institutions and sectors.


  • Umid Aliev, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Uzbekistan
  • Rafael Klivleev, Deputy Director of the Department of Financing Budget Policy in Social Sphere of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Otabek Eschanov, Director of the Department of the Development of ICT of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Dorcas Mwathani, Digital Technology Specialist, Development Pathways


  • Nithin Umapath, Senior Economist, World Bank
  • Naveed Akbar, Director General, National Socio Economic Registry/Conditional Cash Transfer (Education, Health, and Nutrition), Benazir Income Support Programme, Government of Pakistan

Moderator: Ole Doetinchem, Project Manager, GIZ Social Protection Project Uzbekistan

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Registrants: 129


Attendees: 39


Youtube views: 184

(until september/2023)