Water Reforms and National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) in Tajikistan
Year of NPD launch: 2009
Present NPD Chair(s) and strategic partners in the government: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources
Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Denmark, Government of Finland, Government of Germany, Government of Norway
The main areas of work and achievements are summarised on this page.
Priority areas of work and main activities
Design and implementation of a programme for water sector development based on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) principles including basin management.
Implementation of Water Supply Programme for 2000-2015, including the reform of water pricing.
Strengthening of transboundary water cooperation with Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.
National Policy Dialogues (NPDs)
Since the launch of the NPD, the following achievements can be cited:
Development of the Water Sector Reform Programme 2016-2025 for Tajikistan. The aim of the programme is to create a framework by 2020 for the transition to water resource management according to the basin principle and to clarify the competencies of different national institutions.
A Programme for Development of Irrigation and Melioration Sector was prepared in 2015-2016.
There was a progress in transboundary water diplomacy in basin management with Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Targets have been drafted for the application of the Protocol on Water and Health.
A training workshop was organised with the Antimonopoly Agency with a view to building capacity quickly to monitor the performance of water utilities, to review proposals for tariff increase by operators and to measure and address affordability issues.
The following meetings and missions have been taking place to assist Tajikistan in the NPD process: