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Message from the Chief Representative


"Leading the world with trust"

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an Incorporated Administrative Agency, implementing the Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the Government of Japan, as one of the largest bilateral development organizations in the world with a network of 96 overseas offices and wide-scope economic cooperation activities including technical and financial assistances in and with around 150 developing countries.

We, JICA, have started its cooperation activities with Tajikistan in 1993 by inviting Tajikistan's government officials to Japan in order to gain knowledge and experience on governance and macroeconomic development. JICA Tajikistan office was established in 2006, and since then various Grant Financial Assistance and Technical Cooperation Projects have been dynamically implemented in various sectors. JICA also dispatches Senior Volunteers, teaching Japanese language in universities in Tajikistan for example, and their activity fields are now expanding to other sectors.

As of the end of 2019, the total number of participants from Tajikistan to "Knowledge Co-Creation Programs (KCCP)", formerly called as JICA Training Programs, has reached to 2300 people. The ex-participants returned from Japan, including top class governmental officials, are precious assets for Tajikistan's current and future development as leading human resources, and strengthening the bilateral relationships between Tajikistan and Japan. We implement supporting activities so called "Mini-Grant scheme" for ex-participants who are utilizing and disseminating their acquired knowledge and experiences for further development of Tajikistan through cooperation with JICA, including in their sectorial Alumni Clusters' activities.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is making huge negative impacts on its economy, a bright future can be foreseen in the economic dynamics of Tajikistan, especially after the historical opening of the borders with Uzbekistan in 2019, in addition to the long-waited operation of the huge Rogun HPP in 2018. On the other hand, further more efforts are still awaited in such areas as business climate improvement for private sector development, which is to be another driving force for the further economic development of this beautiful but so-called land-locked mountainous country.

JICA has reviewed its strategy for cooperation with Tajikistan in 2018 with the new directions of JICA's partnership, including Improvement of Business Environment and Promoting Employment, in order to contribute to successful realization of the National Development Strategy (NDS) of the Republic of Tajikistan till 2030, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You are very welcome to be acquainted in this website with our major projects, aiming at promoting the sustainable socio-economic development effort of the Government of Tajikistan.

We are looking forward to working together with the Government of Tajikistan, international and local development partners, civil society, private sector and all other stakeholders, by putting our efforts to realize JICA's Vision, "Leading the world with trust".

Chief Representative
JICA Tajikistan Office
October 2020


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