Evaluating Social Protection Programs in Tajikistan

Date: September 2011
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: Economics Working Papers
ISSN: 1655-5252 (print)
Author: Son, Hyun H.


This paper examines the impacts of Tajikistan's public transfer programs on poverty reduction, with the aim of identifying key challenges. As the government provides these public transfers mainly as pensions, these programs merit an in-depth analysis of whether or not they reach their intended beneficiaries. This study argues for the need to apply a targeted approach to Tajikistan's public transfer programs, including noncontributory pension schemes aimed at the most vulnerable populations.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Social Protection Programs in Tajikistan
  • Methodology
  • Empirical Results
  • Conclusion
  • References