Democratic Governance

UNDP is concerned about the participatory, transparent and accountable nature of Good Governance. Good governance is effective, equitable and promotes rule of law. It also ensures that political, social and economic priorities are based on broad consensus in society and that the voices of the poorest and the most vulnerable are heard in decision-making over the allocation of development resources. UNDP considers democratic governance to be central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, as it provides the enabling environment for the elimination of poverty. Recognizing that government’s capacity to develop and implement reforms is a developing capability, UNDP interventions in Tajikistan focus mainly on building capacity of government stakeholders and reinforcing national and local level institutions.

On-going projects

  • The objective of this project is to reinforce border management capacity and trans-border cooperation in the Northern provinces of Afghanistan. The project intention is to improve cross-border cooperation and the capacity to reduce crime thereby increasing legal trade, travel and commerce along Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

  • The project aim is to improve security and economic status of Tajik-Afghan border adjacent communities.

  • The main scope of the project is to promote the Human Development (HD) concept at all levels including the decision-making level, where it will be acknowledged and recognized as a basis and the main criteria in the social dialogue and in the formulation of the national socio-economic policies in Tajikistan. This will be achieved, inter alia, through mainstreaming human paradigm through improved understanding of its meaning and practical implications and improving the capacity to formulate and implement policies consistent with human development principles.

  • The Public Administration Reform/Institutional Strengthening [PAR/I.S.] initiatives are based on identifying the strategic mandate, current institutional gaps that hinder delivery, and a capacity development plan that includes staff development along with improvements to the enabling environment and organisational design. The aim is to build a lasting institutional legacy in critical and linked areas.

  • The objective of this project is to strengthen Tajikistan’s aid coordination architecture through supporting effective coordination between the Government of Tajikistan and Donors to ensure the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy 3, Joint Country Partnership Strategy and DFAP and increase national ownership and capacity to lead sector reform and donor coordination.

  • Rule of Law Programme is a comprehensive programme launched in December 2013 and designed based on the past achievements and lessons learnt of the programmes and initiatives in the area of rule of law and access to justice in Tajikistan as well as the outcomes of the consultations with the relevant stakeholders both at the national and local levels. The programme aims to consolidate a number of projects and initiatives to enhance Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Tajikistan, including (1) ‘Access to Justice in Tajikistan’ project funded by Swiss Development Cooperation and (2) ‘Strengthening Rule of Law and Human Rights to Empower People in Tajikistan’ project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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