UNDP Backs Aid for Trade in Tajikistan

    The U.N. Development Program will support the Aid for Trade initiative as part of its poverty reduction efforts in Tajikistan, a UNDP program officer told Devex. This intervention falls under the new country program for 2010-2015.

    Although the country has liberalized its trade regime after the 1997 civil war, the government still has limited capacity in formulating and implementing macroeconomic policies and reforms. The financial crisis will also have a negative impact on export revenues, and remittance and foreign capital inflows.

    The Aid for Trade initiative generally involves technical assistance, infrastructure, strengthening productive capacity and adjustment assistance.

    UNDP's poverty reduction program also includes rural development, sustainable land management and water resource management. The agency is also supporting interventions in disaster risk reduction, environment, health, good governance and mine action.

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