'Like other farmers in the Sughd Region, Sohboi Dodoboev used to be so desperately short of water that his 75-hectare farm yielded only 25% of the normal crop quantity. The Agriculture Rehabilitation Project and floating pump stations today bring him all the water he needs and doubled income - enough to employ more poor farm workers.'
After gaining independence in 1991, Tajikistan experienced civil war, deep poverty, and devastation from natural disasters. The country joined ADB in 1998 and has since marshaled the necessary financial resources and technical expertise to help rebuild the economy. To date, total ADB loan and grant assistance to the country is $487.02 million.
Tajikistan is the 25th-largest shareholder among regional members and the 33rd-largest overall. The Tajikistan government agency handling ADB affairs is the Executive Office of the President. The Tajikistan Resident Mission (TJRM) was opened in 2003 and provides the primary operational link between ADB and the government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in its activities. TJRM engages in policy dialogue and acts as a knowledge base on development issues in Tajikistan.