Tajikistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
This country gender assessment re-examines the gender equality situation in Tajikistan, and identifies critical issues such as gender-based barriers to economic opportunities, social services, and to leadership and decision-making posts.
President Emomali Rahmon inaugurated the new 500-kilovolt switchyard built with the support of ADB at the Nurek hydropower plant. He was joined at the inauguration ceremony by ADB Country Director for Tajikistan, C.C. Yu. ADB provided a nearly $55 million grant for the switchyard project, with the Tajik government and Barki Tojik contributing $12.1 million.
According to the Asian Development Outlook 2016 report, Tajikistan's economic growth is forecast to slow further in 2016, reflecting the need for accelerating reforms to develop competitive industries and exports, and to create jobs.
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.
With some of the world’s highest mountains covering a staggering 93% of its territory, Tajikistan faces some obvious obstacles to its development. These include a lack of reliable power supply, unstable food security, limited transport connectivity, and low levels of private investment.
Due to its narrow economic base and a heavy reliance on remittances by labor migrants, Tajikistan’s economy remains vulnerable to external shocks.
ADB operations in Tajikistan aims to help the country achieve higher and more inclusive and sustainable economic growth by addressing binding constraints to development.
Projects in Tajikistan
- Investment Climate Reforms Program (Subprogram 1)
- Strengthening Private Sector Participation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training
- Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project
- Strengthening Tajikistan's Trade and Investment Regime
- Roads Improvement Project
Population in Tajikistan, in millions (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Tajikistan (2010-2015)
Maternal mortality ratio in Tajikistan, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Tajikistan (2015)