Annual Project Report 2012: Support to Development Coordination Council Secretariat.
During the last decade the Government of Tajikistan (GoT) has undertaken certain steps to organize and improve foreign aid coordination processes. At the initial stage, GoT with the assistance from the World Bank (1995-1996), and later UNDP (1997-1998) has twice created Foreign Aid Coordination Units but lacking formal institutional structure. In 2001, according to President’s Decree Aid Coordination Unit within the Executive Office of the President of Tajikistan (ACU) was established. To render assistance for strengthening institutional capacity and lending portfolio management, the ADB has funded two projects (2002-2004 and 2005-2007, respectively) to support this structure under the GoT’s request. With those projects’ framework, ADB conducted training for ACU staff, created foreign aid database, improved mechanisms and procedures for managing the Government lending portfolio, designed reporting system and procedures, ensured annual preparation and publication of the guides “Development Partners Portfolio” and “Foreign Aid Reports”, creating and operating specialized foreign aid coordination website etc.