Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020

The Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 of CAREC is anchored on a more integrated approach to improving transport and logistics infrastructure in Central Asia, and promoting trade and transport facilitation. Read More

ADB Program in Tajikistan for 2014-2016 Emphasizes Improving Regional Connections and Investment Climate

The 3-year program for Tajikistan includes projects to reduce energy losses, strengthen private sector participation in education, develop railway links with Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, and improve the investment climate. Read More


Tajikistan has made significant progress in developing its economy and reducing poverty in recent years. However, significant challenges remain in infrastructure development (particularly power and transport), and in creating an enabling environment for private sector investment.

ADB is working closely with the government and other development partners to implement wide-ranging reforms in various sectors of the national economy. ADB's program in Tajikistan will continue to support regional cooperation in the energy and transport sectors, while providing policy support for improving the investment climate.

Fast Facts

7.95 (2012)
Population in millions

2.2% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

46.7% (2009)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
99.34 / 26.67
Agriculture (6)
7.50 / 2.01
Education (1)
75.50 / 20.27
Energy (3)
8.00 / 2.15
Finance (2)
7.50 / 2.01
Health (1)
20.70 / 5.56
Industry and Trade (2)
105.40 / 28.29
Transport and ICT (4)
3.60 / 0.97
Water Supply (1)
45.00 / 12.08
Multisector (3)
372.54 / 100.00
TOTAL (23)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2012