Tajikistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
Tajikistan has grown its economy and reduced poverty over more than two decades of partnership with ADB.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $90 million grant as additional financing for the rehabilitation of a 40-km road to improve connectivity between Dushanbe and Kurgonteppa and enhance highway network safety.
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.
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
- Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project
- Using Information and Communications Technology to Enhance Efficiency in Agriculture in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Tajikistan
- Climate-Resilient Dairy Value Chain Development Project
- Sughdneft Expansion Project
- Supporting Environmental Safeguards in the Central and West Asia Region
- Water Resources Management in the Pyanj River Basin Project (Additional Finance)
- Enhancing ADB’s Support for Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 3, and 5 (Obigarm-Nurobod) Road Project
- Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 5, and 6 (Dushanbe-Kurgonteppa) Road Project - Additional Financing
- Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade