Tajikistan

Tajikistan

NPD launched: 2009

NPD Chair: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

MOU with UNECE: 2011 (in English)

Current priority areas:

  • Design and implementation of a programme for water sector development based on IWRM principles; including basin management.
  • Further implementation of the Water Supply Programme for 2000-2015, including the reform of water pricing.
  • Strengthening of transboundary water cooperation with Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.

Key achievements:

Over 60 professionals attend the NPD Steering Committee meetings in Tajikistan. Several active working groups demonstrate excellent stakeholder engagement.

  • A key achievement of the NPD was the development of the Water Sector Reform Programme 2016-2025 for Tajikistan. Programme was adopted by Government in December 2015 and implementation is on the way. Aim of the programme is to create framework by 2020 for the transition to water resource management according to the basin principle and to clarify the competencies of different national institutions. Separately, a Programme for Development of Irrigation and Melioration Sector was prepared in 2015-2016.
  • The NPD acted as an umbrella process for transboundary water diplomacy to advance the cooperation with Afghanistan and the management of a transboundary basin with Kyrgyzstan in the Isfara basin (project led by GIZ).
  • 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.

Plans for the future:

  • The NPD Working Group on legal issues will contribute to the process of drafting the new Water Code and will propose changes in other legal acts.
  • In response to the Antimonopoly Agency’s request, further cooperation will aim at capacity building to strengthen the economic regulation for WSS.
  • The development of the strategic plan for the irrigation sector is envisaged to combine food and water security, and achieve financial sustainability. 

Meetings

The 10th NPD Steering Committee meeting (12 April 2016)

The 9th NPD Steering Committee meeting (3 December 2015)

The 8th NPD Steering Committee meeting (12 May 2015)

The 7th NPD Steering Committee meeting (13 November 2014)

The 6th NPD Steering Committee meeting (23 May 2014)

The 5th NPD Steering Committee meeting (23 May 2013)

Stakeholder meeting (10 May 2013), see report and list of participants (in Russian)

The 1st meeting of the Working Group on the Legislation (19 January 2013)

The 5th meeting of the Working Group on the Strategy (18 January 2013)

The 4th NPD Steering Committee meeting (15 November 2012)

The 4th meeting of the Working Group on the Strategy (9 November 2012)

The 3rd meeting of the Working Group on the Strategy (15 June 2012)

The 3rd NPD Steering Committee meeting (25 May 2012)

The 2nd meeting of the Working Group on the Strategy (13 April 2012)

The 2nd NPD Steering Committee meeting in Tajikistan (18 October 2011)

National expert group meetings on legal and institutional aspects of water sector reformation in Tajikistan (15 September - 24 November 2011)

The 1st NPD Steering Committee meeting in Tajikistan (16 March 2011)

High-Level International Conference “Water for Life”, 2005-2015  (08 - 10 June 2010) 

Documents and Publications

Report on necessary changes in water legislation for implementation of IWRM in Tajikistan in English and in Russian (December 2013)

Roadmap of the National Policy Dialogue on IWRM in the Republic Tajikistan in English and in Russian - version as of April 2012

Appendix A: Second Revised Water Sector Reforms Strategy Plan in English and in Russian - version as of February 2012

Comments to the Appendix A: Second Revised Water Sector Reforms Strategy Plan in Russian

Appendix B: Implementation and Investment Plan for the Irrigation and Rural Water Supply Sub Sector in English - version as of February 2012

Country Report on Mapping of Major Stakeholders and Programmes in Tajikistan in English and Russian (December 2011)

Roadmap on the National Policy Dialogue on IWRM in Tajikistan (December 2011)