Development Partner Profiles 2012
Currently, foreign aid for development in Tajikistan involves approximately 80 partners including bilateral and multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The landscape of foreign aid in Tajikistan is constantly changing: while some partners are phasing out, others are expanding their activities. The share of ’new donors’ has grown in recent years, and the number of projects implemented by NGOs at the local level has also been increasing. Aid modalities are also changing. A number of partners have began providing direct budget support; for instance, cooperation with global programmes or vertical funds providing aid to address specific challenges has increased, such as the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The increasingly complex aid architecture requires sufficient coordination and coherent actions to avoid duplication and increase effectiveness. A key element of coordination is accessibility of information on the activities of each stakeholder. This principle has been reflected in a number of international agreements. The importance of transparency of aid information was highlighted in the outcome document of the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Accra in 2008. The document recommended that participating countries take concrete steps towards making aid information more transparent and accessible.