Tajikistan and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • ADB to Strengthen Technical and Vocational Education in Tajikistan

    ADB has approved a $32 million project to promote a demand-driven, quality-assured, and flexible technical and vocational education and training (TVET) delivery system in Tajikistan. 

  • Tajikistan: Economy

    The uncertain external environment resulting from continued ruble depreciation and the weakening of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) yuan and Kazakh tenge is expected to affect Tajikistan mainly through remittances and through external trade, as trade with the Russian Federation, the PRC, and Kazakhstan represented about 60% of the country’s 2014 imports and 26% of exports.

  • Central Asian Cooperation Stands at Crossroads of New Era

    As a connecting link between Europe and East Asia, Central Asia is set to reap the benefits of burgeoning trade between the two economic giants.

  • Tajikistan: 15 Years of Partnership with ADB

    ADB welcomed Tajikistan as a member in 1998. During 15 years of partnership with the country, ADB has helped improve the welfare of the Tajik people. The partnership has promoted social development, restored or built new infrastructure, expanded agriculture production, and encouraged regional cooperation and trade.

Landlocked in the midst of east, south, and central Asia, Tajikistan boasts some of the world’s highest mountains, which cover a staggering 93% of its territory.

In 2014, Tajikistan’s economic growth eased back from 2013 levels, but remained robust. Despite these positive economic indicators, Tajikistan’s economy remains vulnerable to external shocks caused by its narrow economic base and a heavy reliance on remittances by labor migrants.

Key development challenges facing the country include the lack of reliable power supply, unstable food security, poor transport connectivity, and low levels of private sector investment.

ADB is Tajikistan’s largest multilateral development partner, and plays an invaluable role in aligning the country’s aid with ongoing necessary reforms. 


Projects in Tajikistan

8.26(2014) Population in millions

2.4%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

35.6%(2013) Population living below the national poverty line

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