What we do

Globally, UNDP works towards poverty reduction and the achievement of the MDGs, Democratic GovernanceCrisis 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.

Our Goals

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.

Projects and Initiatives

Poverty Reduction

  • Communities Programme

    Improving living standards and quality of life in Tajikistan requires a concentrated effort from both the highest levels of government to the community level. Expanding on its well-established Reconstruction Rehabilitation and Development Programme, in 2004 UNDP began implementing a community-driven programme (the CP) to ensure the sustainable development of the most marginalized communities throughout the country.

  • The main objective of the Project is strengthening/building capacity of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Tajikistan and pilot line ministries and agencies such as Ministries of Finance, Agriculture, Health, Education, Energy and Industry, State Statistics Agency for the National Develoment Strategy (NDS)/Living Standards Improvement Strategy (LSIS) management and implementation...

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • he Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP) is the primary mechanism through which UNDP addresses disaster preparedness, response, recovery and risk reduction in Tajikistan. DRMP was originally established in 2003. It addresses the serious and chronic problems faced by Tajikistan and its regional neighbors with regard to natural disaster management – comprising of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and most importantly mitigation and prevention by three UN agencies (UN ISDR, OCHA, led by UNDP).

  • The Tajikistan Mine Action Center coordinates all mine action related projects in the country in order to ensure Tajikistan’s compliance with the requirements under the Ottawa treaty, which was ratified by Tajikistan in 1999. Founded in 2003 with the support of the UNDP, the TMAC oversees Tajikistan’s efforts in the areas of demining operations, information management, mine risk education, as well as victim assistance. It is the country’s focal point for all implementing partners in the field, the Government of Tajikistan, as well as the international mine action community.

HIV and Development

Environment and Energy

  • Sustaining agricultural biodiversity in the face of climate change in Tajikistan is a full-sized UNDP-GEF project, which is aimed at embedding globally significant agro-biodiversity conservation and adaptation to climate change into the agricultural and rural development policies and practices of Tajikistan at national and local levels.

  • This project seeks to build coordinated capacity at a national, sub-national and local level to respond to climate risks. It seeks to synthesize the technical and economic basis for CRM interventions, demonstrate their efficacy, identify potential funding routes for scaling up, deliver capacity building for organizations and individuals, and catalyze learning for larger scale CRM development. Consideration will be given to gender issues and to local knowledge.