Livelihood Improvement of Rural Population in 9 districts of the Republic of Tajikistan

What is the Project about?

The main objective of the Project is to ensure sustainable local economic development of 9 districts of Tajikistan, including 4 districts of Sughd oblast (including 2 districts of Zeravshan Valley), 2 districts of Khatlon oblast and 3 districts of Republican Subordination (Rasht Valley).

The project will assist local authorities in the effective planning and monitoring of socio-economic development of the districts through the process of development and updating of district development programs and implementation of about 50 priority initiatives emanating from these programs. The project will help to increase employment and development of business practice in nine of the most vulnerable districts of Tajikistan, taking into consideration their social and economic needs. The focus will be also on issues related to enabling business environment by developing a platform of public-private dialogue at the local level, capacity building of local authorities and businesses on local economic development. The project will provide technical assistance to Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan as a main partner in implementation of the project.

Outcomes / Outputs

Project expected outcomes

Main long-term outcome of the Project is livelihood improvement of 1 million population in 9 districts of the Republic of Tajikistan.

To achieve this result in midterm the Project will directly contribute to increase employment and business development in nine, the most vulnerable areas of Tajikistan taking into account their economic capacity. The Project will help to reduce the flow of unqualified migrants from Tajikistan to other CIS countries, including the Russian Federation.

Project outputs

Output 1:

District authorities are capable efficiently plan and monitor local socio-economic development

Output 2:

Support development of favorable investment climate, entrepreneurship and employment at the local level

Output 3:

Supporting rural initiatives aimed to address the local population priorities, creation of new jobs and entrepreneurship development


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