What we do
Globally, UNDP works towards poverty reduction and the achievement of the MDGs, Democratic Governance, Crisis prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development and the Reduction of the burden of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Within these practice areas, UNDP can leverage its global networks and expertise to attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.
UNDP has been on the ground in Tajikistan since 1994. Nowadays, Tajikistan is a peaceful and stable country, with a rapidly developing economy. However, it is still simultaneously facing challenges of transition, a post-conflict state and of “ordinary” poverty reduction. UNDP’s programme in the country consequently represents a broad spectrum of activities, within all five practice areas.
UNDP Tajikistan works in partnership with the Government of Tajikistan and plays an active part to harmonize the efforts of all the UN agencies active in the country. The development work of the UN agencies in Tajikistan is regulated by the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The UNDAF for Tajikistan consists of four pillars, namely (1) Poverty Reduction and Governance, (2) Food and Nutrition Security, (3) Clean Water, Sustainable Environment and Energy and (4) Quality Basic Services (i.e. health, education and social protection). Each year, the Government of Tajikistan and UNDP sign an Annual Work Plan, specifying the planned activities for the year.
UNDP’s goal is to support the Government of Tajikistan in the coordination of development initiatives, the public finance management, the delivery of core public services and the planning and decision-making. UNDP’s objectives and programming are aligned to development priorities as articulated in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
In order to reduce poverty, unlock human potential, protect rights and improve core public functions, UNDP strives to enhance good governance as well as social and economic growth. To this end, the UN and its partners focus on capacity-development as a way to enhance poverty reduction and economic development programmes, with a particular emphasis on the rural poor, women and marginalized people.
UNDP's interventions in Tajikistan are helping to enhance the country's progress towards meeting its development agenda of sustainable and equitable growth.