UNDP contributes to poverty reduction and economic development with a particular focus on rural poor, women and marginalized people. UNDP works towards improving rural livelihoods in Tajikistan both by building capacities of national and sub-national governments to plan, budget and monitor development and enhance capacities of private sector and civil society to more actively participate in the decision-making process, exercise influence and hold governments accountable.
The overall desired outcome of the poverty reduction portfolio is to decrease the present level of poverty (38% in 2012) by 5%.more
Projects and Initiatives
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.more