The present United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) has been developed through consultation with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Tajikistan, the Government of Tajikistan, Civil Society, and the Donor Community with the aim of improving the lives of the people of Tajikistan, especially the most vulnerable. UNDAF is also part of the donors’ Joint Country Partnership Strategy (JCPS), which came about as a result of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Therefore, this document complements the work of other donors, and builds on the UN’s comparative advantages.
In cooperation with the Government and other development partners, the UNCT is supporting Tajikistan’s fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the objectives set out in the National Development Strategy (NDS) and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), as well as the country’s commitment to international conventions and summits.
Events of recent years have shown that Tajikistan remains vulnerable to crisis. Much of the capacity development targeted by this UNDAF helps the country prevent, mitigate and withstand emergencies and natural disasters.
The total anticipated resource commitment for the UNDAF is approximately $281 million USD. This amount is being allocated amongst the pillars as follows: Poverty Reduction and Governance (9%); Food and Nutrition Security (13%); Clear Water, Sustainable Environment and Energy (9%); and Quality Basic Services (69%).
Thematic Working Groups (TWG) oversee each of the four pillars, as well as monitor and report on progress. UN agencies continue to work within specific purpose built coordination bodies to facilitate UNDAF implementation. The Groups will also liaise closely with broader donor coordination bodies, and where feasible, promote the use of national coordination bodies to oversee the activities of the UNDAF.