Strategic risk analysis of law enforcement agencies in Uzbekistan strengthened by EU expertise

  • Thematic Component: 1. Institutional Development of Border Control Agencies
  • Country: Uzbekistan

From 13 to 15 July 2022, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held a workshop in Tashkent on strategic risk analysis for representatives of the border guard, customs and law enforcement agencies engaged in border management in Uzbekistan. The workshop aimed to familiarise participants with the principles and methodology of the Common Integrated Risk Analysis Model used in the European Union (EU) and to provide information on a systematic approach to data collection and analysis.

The workshop emphasised strengthening cooperation on strategic risk analysis by all agencies involved in the state border management system. A comparative analysis of Uzbek and EU best practices was carried out and recommendations were developed for the implementation of a joint strategic risk analysis system.

Strategic risk analysis is a key element for decision-makers at the strategic and political levels. Clear conclusions and recommendations made in Joint strategic risk analysis are sufficient grounds for the allocation of finance and structural developments of law enforcement agencies. The European Union’s Member States possess broad experience in cooperation and providing joint strategic risk analysis.

This activity is implemented within the framework of the BOMCA Component 1, aimed at development and strengthening the institutional capacities of border control agencies in Central Asian countries, to achieve alignment with international standards and best practices in ensuring national, regional and global security. Similar workshops have been already implemented in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and planned for Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.