Tajikistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB and Tajikistan have agreed on a new 5-year partnership strategy to promote more sustained and inclusive growth that is less susceptible to external shocks, and create higher-paying jobs.
To continue its economic growth, Tajikistan requires new drivers spanning from a diversified industry sector and a modernized economy through structural transformation and export diversification.
Supporting financial institutions is important as countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus work to reform and modernize their economies, says ADB's Nana Khurodze.
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 living below the national poverty line in Tajikistan (2015)
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)