The NPD on IWRM in Tajikistan started in 2010. Two Steering Committee meetings took place in 2011 and another two in 2012. The road map for the NPD on IWRM, which describes the content and workplan of the NPD, was prepared in 2010 and is regularly updated. The main focus of the NPD on IWRM in Tajikistan is to support the development of the water sector reform strategy, including the development of the legal and institutional frameworks based on IWRM. An expert group on the water sector reform strategy regularly meets to this end.
Strengthening transboundary water cooperation with neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, as well as Afghanistan, is another important issue on the NPD agenda. In 2010–2012, the NPD on IWRM in Tajikistan was funded by EC and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided an international expert who assists the Government of Tajikistan in developing a report mapping IWRM stakeholders and a road map.
OECD has recently been asked to contribute to the ongoing NPD and the water sector reform strategy by strengthening financing of the water sector in Tajikistan through development of a sound tariff policy.
Video interview (in Russian) with Mr. Sulton RAHIMOV, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Melioration and Water Resources of Tajikistan, here.
Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Documents and Publications
Appendix B: Implementation and Investment Plan for the Irrigation and Rural Water Supply Sub Sector in English - version as of February 2012