Poverty Reduction


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.

Our Goals

The overall desired outcome of the poverty reduction portfolio is to decrease the present level of poverty (38% in 2012) by 5%.more

Woman working on the fields


Our Stories

Mr. Munir Masumov, General Director of JV “Khujand Packaging” explaining the process of the juice production; © UNDP AfT project (Tajikistan)

“Business Challenge Fund”: an innovative approach to development

Tajik businesses, who work in the field of processing agricultural products, are not competitive for many reasons. Many enterprises still use outdated equipment and technologies. Withoutmore 

Channel before rehabilitation, © UNDP Rural Growth project (Tajikistan)

Mutual trust as a basis for Sustainable Development

In recent years development projects in Tajikistan were performed through tender procedures and the contractor was then selected by the donor. This process usually results inmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • 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.more 

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