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In October 1993 the Government of Tajikistan and UNDP signed the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement, which contains the basic conditions under which UNDP assists the Government in carrying out development projects and how they are carried out. Thereupon UNDP’s country office in Tajikistan opened in 1994.

UNDAF: The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) agreed between the Government of Tajikistan and the United Nations (UN) on 18 December 2015, is a strategic programme framework for the period 2016‐2020. It draws on the full range of expertise and resources of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to deliver development results.

Six UNDAF outcomes have been selected, in four strategic focus areas, that respond to country needs and make use of the UN’s comparative advantages. These were identified through an intensive consultation process with Tajikistan’s authorities and UNDAF partners

Country Programme for Tajikistan (2016 – 2020): UNDP Tajikistan’s Country Programme (2016 – 2020) involved the participation of the Government of Tajikistan and directly addresses the priorities of the Government of Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). It is in complete alignment with the development of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Tajikistan (2016 – 2020) and is also linked with the Joint Country Support Strategy for Tajikistan (JCSS).

The Country Programme Action Plan 2010 – 2015 addresses the priorities of the Government of Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy (NDS), Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), as well as the Joint Country Programme Strategy (JCSP). It is aligned with the development of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Tajikistan (2010 – 2015). The CPAP for 2010 – 2015 suggests projects to be implemented in the areas of 1) poverty reduction, 2) reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, 3) good governance, 4) crisis prevention and recovery and 5) environment and sustainable development.

National Development Strategy (NDS) 2010 – 2015: The NDS defines the priorities and general thrust of government policy, which is focused on achieving sustainable economic growth, expanding the public’s access to basic social services and reducing poverty. All of the state, sectoral and regional conceptual frameworks, strategies, programmes and plans for the country’s development currently in place and under development, as well as the activities of all government agencies, are based on the National Development Strategy. The National Development Strategy serves as a tool for engaging in a dialogue with the business community and non-governmental organizations.

Living Standards Improvement Strategy, 2013 – 2015: With its third phase of mid-term Poverty Reduction Strategies for 2010−2012 completed, the country is now implementing the Living Standards Improvement Strategy of Tajikistan for 2013−2015. This document considers several issues related to the achievement of many strategic objectives, such as reform of public administration, maintaining rule of law, demographic projection and planning, regulation of labor migration, development of private sector, supporting middle class.

The Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) for 2010 – 2012 served as a medium-term programme for the implementation of the National Development Strategy (NDS, 2010 – 2015). The PRS indicates concrete actions for institutional and economic reforms that promote strong and sustainable economic growth and for the improvement of social services aimed at mitigating the burden of poverty in the country.

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