I visited Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in late September 2023. I met with the JVI’s main counterpart institutions in these countries, i.e., central banks, ministries of finance and economy, tax authorities, statistics offices, and with several training centers affiliated with some of these institutions. I had very productive meetings. The discussions covered feedback from training participants and their supervisors on the JVI’s performance, existing and emerging capacity building needs, how these institutions go about addressing these training needs, and how the JVI could best support these capacity building efforts.
A few common themes emerged from the discussions:
I am very grateful for the time my interlocutors dedicated to these discussions, and more generally for the warm welcome I got from them, which was up to the region’s reputation for incredible hospitality! I hope to be able to visit more countries in the JVI region in the coming year.
Hervé Joly, Director, JVI