Manual on Elaboration and Implementation of the Social and Economic Development Programs of Districts and Towns in the Republic of Tajikistan
This methodological manual was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) of the Republic of Tajikistan to support public servants and specialists of local governments at district and town levels. The goal of the Manual is to provide detailed guidelines on area-based strategic development planning. The Manual builds on the methodology used for elaboration of social and economic development programs officially adopted by MEDT of the Republic of Tajikistan in 2009.
The methodology is developed with the consideration of the main state development policies and strategies of the Republic of Tajikistan including the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) for 2010-12 and the National Development Strategy (NDS) till 2015.
Development and application of a common methodology of strategic social and economic planning at the level of rayon implies the idea of more effective methods for localization of the national policies and strategies (in particular, in the areas of poverty reduction and sustainable development) while taking into account specifics of particular territories.