Tajikistan: Country Gender Assessment

Institutional Document | May 2006

With several years of economic growth since 1998, conditions have improved for many. However, women in Tajikistan have borne the brunt of the impacts of the transition period.

This country gender assessment (CGA) was prepared as part of a regional ADB technical assistance project covering four countries in the Central Asian Republics - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. In addition to supporting Government efforts to promote gender equality and mainstream gender into national poverty reduction strategies, the CGAs aim to ensure that the ADB interventions are responsive to country gender conditions and commitments.

This gender assessment provides an overview of the gender dimensions of poverty and the factors that are contributing to differences in benefits from poverty reduction efforts in Tajikistan. In addition to supporting government efforts to promote gender equality and mainstream gender into national poverty reduction strategies, the CGA aims to ensure that ADB interventions respond to the conditions and priorities of women as well as men. It is also hoped that the report will be useful to the government, nongovernment organizations, and individuals working in the field of gender and development.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Gender Dimensions of Poverty
  • Gender and Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • National Legal and Institutional Frameworks to Promote Gender Equality
  • Gender Dimensions of Economic Development
  • Gender and Human Development
  • Gender and Governance
  • Mainstreaming Gender Equalirty in ADB Operations
  • Appendixes