Tajikistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
Energy, Transport Lead the Way as Performance of 2017 ADB-Funded Projects in Tajikistan Remains Strong
Energy and transport sectors remained the largest recipients of ADB financing in 2017 in Tajikistan, accounting for 48.3% and 31.7%, respectively, of all projects under implementation.
ADB President Takehiko Nakao announced that ADB will commit more than $5 billion to supporting CAREC 2030 in the next 5 years. Tajikistan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program since 1998.
Tajikistan has grown its economy and has reduced the number of its citizens living in poverty during nearly 2 decades of partnership with ADB. Improving roads and power supply has been a top priority.
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.
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's country partnership strategy, 2016–2020 for Tajikistan has broad objectives to diversify the economy and create more high-income jobs.
Tajikistan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Projects in Tajikistan
- Inclusive Health Project
- Improving Urban Policy for Small and Medium Enterprises’ Growth and Economic Diversification
- Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
- Achieving Food Security through Climate Resilience Dairy Value Chain Development
- Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 5, and 6 (Dushanbe–Kurgonteppa) Road Project