Tajikistan, which has a border with Afghanistan with a length of 1287 km, is a link in the security and stability system of Central Asian countries. Tajikistan plays a significant role in the development of trade and energy cooperation between the countries of Central and South Asia. The United States is working with the Government of Tajikistan to maintain productive partnerships, which could have a beneficial effect on enhancing the interconnectedness and well-being of countries in the region.
USAID promotes economic growth, food security, improved health and nutrition, and stability for the benefit of Tajikistan, and the region as a whole. As part of the USAID mission in Central Asia, our program in Tajikistan participates in a number of regional programs, including the US Government’s New Silk Road initiative, which will expand regional economic ties between the peoples of South and Central Asia, including Afghanistan, in order to maintain stability and prosperity throughout the region.
USAID works to support economic development, food security and stability both in Tajikistan and throughout the region of South and Central Asia. Currently, the country remains stable; however, Tajikistan is struggling with extreme poverty, food insecurity, low economic efficiency, declining literacy rates, high unemployment and rising tuberculosis incidence. With an extremely mobile population of 8 million, Tajikistan is a potential channel for the spread of disabling diseases such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and HIV / AIDS. The country's economy is based on remittances from migrants and ranks first in the world in terms of this indicator. The amount of remittances received from relatives abroad is about 52% of the gross domestic product. All of the above, combined with regular electricity shortages and food shortages, makes the country vulnerable to crises