ADB’s first private investment in Tajikistan will support the growth of AccessBank, a greenfield bank that serves low-income customers, and boost financing for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and services in the regions outside the capital, Dushanbe.


equity participation in AccessBank (up to $3 million)

$8 million

loan to AccessBank (including $3 million B-loan)


technical assistance to AccessBank for rural service outreach

2 December 2014

Date approved

Development impact

  • ƒPromote a commercially viable financial service model for low-income households and small enterprises in a challenging economic environment.
  • Demonstrate opportunities for providing responsible financial services to benefit low-income households in one of ADB's poorest member countries.

Source: Asian Development Bank Private Sector Operations brochure