The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is developing a new country partnership strategy (CPS) with Tajikistan for 2016-2020, which is scheduled for consideration at the second consultative workshop held here on Tuesday.
The meeting will be attended by the director of the ADB Resident Office in Dushanbe C.C. Yu, Tajik Minister of Economic Development and Trade Nematullo Hikmatullozoda and other Tajik government officials, the bank's country office said.
The interim CPS will position Tajikistan to deliver higher, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth by addressing binding constraints to development.
To achieve this objective, the ADB will help improve energy and transport infrastructure, expand access to clean water and social services, facilitate reforms and invest in human development to support private sector development.
The ADB will also support complementary initiatives in such areas as regional cooperation, good governance, climate change, food security and the environment and gender mainstreaming.
Since Tajikistan joined the ADB in 1998, the bank has approved a total assistance of around 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in concessional loans, grants and technical support to the country.
The ADB-Tajikistan partnership has been committed to promoting social development, upgrading and building infrastructure, expanding agricultural production and encouraging regional cooperation and trade.