Tajikistan: Dushanbe–Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II

Evaluation Document | 22 December 2014

During project preparation, more than 70% of the roads in Tajikistan were considered to be in poor condition. The road sections needing rehabilitation created bottlenecks that obstructed trade between much of Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. Improvements in these road sections were expected to facilitate regional trade, provide better connections, and enable the smooth transport of the area’s agricultural products to the Dushanbe and regional markets.

This regional road also provided the only substantial link between the Rasht Valley and the capital of Dushanbe. Poverty incidence in the area was estimated at 68%, which was higher than the national poverty rate of 64%.Improving the border road and selected rural roads was expected to improve access to agricultural markets in Dushanbe and other cities in the region.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project.  IED overall assessment: Successful.