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Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, DC
April 1, 2008

Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Tajikistan

U.S. assistance to Tajikistan for estimated Fiscal Year 2008 represented in a pie chart.
Line Graph of U.S. assistance to Tajikistan from 1992-2007.
Tajikistan: Est. FY 2008 USD Thousands
Total For. Ops. Accounts** $31,914
FREEDOM Support Act: $25,789
Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR): $3,976
Child Survival and Health (CSH): $1,239
International Military Education and Training (IMET): $538
Foreign Military Financing (FMF): $372

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report

U.S. Embassy


Flag of Tajikistan is three horizontal stripes of red (top), a wider stripe of white, and green; a gold crown surmounted by seven gold, five-pointed stars is located in the center of the white stripe.

Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance*
Fiscal Year (FY) 2007: $36.36 Million (M) ($23.92M FSA, $12.44M Other)
Estimate FY 2008: $31.91M ($25.79M FSA, $6.12M Other)**

Assistance Goals: United States (U.S.) assistance to Tajikistan encourages economic growth, strengthens the health and education systems, and develops democratic processes. The U.S. Government (USG) supports a Tajikistan that is secure in its own borders, committed to economic reforms, and improving the livelihood of its citizens.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY 2007: $10.90M; Est. FY 2008: $11.74M

  • Improve border management by building the capabilities of the border guards
  • Increase cooperation between the armed forces of the U.S. and Tajikistan to detect and deter terrorism

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2007: $5.77M; Est. FY 2008: $5.97M

  • Increase citizens’ access to objective information
  • Enhance local governments’ accountability and responsiveness by improving mechanisms for active citizen participation
  • Increase the quality of legal defense available to the indigent by subsidizing their legal expenses and providing resources to advocates for the indigent

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2007: $4.65M; Est. FY 2008: $5.50M

  • Expand access to quality health care by improving financing and delivery
  • Improve education through the training of teachers and the implementation of transparent and fair education finance methodologies
  • Decrease the rate of tuberculosis and combat the spread of HIV/AIDS

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2007: $4.74M; Est. FY 2008: $7.84M

  • Strengthen governmental fiscal reforms
  • Improve the economic environment for small businesses
  • Increase the profitability of the agriculture sector through improved water management, building market value chains, and reforming land legislation

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2007: $9.64M; Est. FY 2008: $0.85M

  • In FY 2007 a $8.5M U.S. PL-480 food assistance program implemented by U.S. NGOs supported an effective rural development program
  • Relieve the suffering of the most vulnerable populations. In FY 2007, the USG provided donated food, clothing, and medical supplies valued at $34M
  • Improve the quality of life in residential schools and institutions through the repair of water, sewage and heating systems
  • Provided $2.1M in emergency food assistance for the 2008 winter crisis, targeting the most vulnerable population
  • Facilitate rapid disaster responses by staging pre-packaged supplies

Recent Successes:

  • Legislative assistance led to a much improved law on public associations, which led to a better environment for civil society and a democratic culture.
  • Strengthen the Border Guards Department capability to reposition troops to key drug and terrorist trafficking areas along the Afghan border
  • Supported Tajikistan’s efforts to reform its 1961 Criminal Procedure Code
  • Assisted 67 local governments to strengthen their management and technical capacities, and improve accountability and responsiveness to citizens
  • At the end of 2007, the outstanding loan portfolio of the Association of Microfinance Organizations of Tajikistan member institutions comprised $139M, up from only $8M at the beginning of 2007.

*Division J of the FY 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act: Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008, including: FSA, CSH, NADR, IMET and FMF
**Estimate from FY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification; Website: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/101440.pdf

Graph Explanations:

  • Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2008 thirty-six percent of U.S. assistance to Tajikistan went to the objective of to Peace and Security (PS), nineteen percent to Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), twenty-five percent to Economic Growth (EG), seventeen percent to Investing in People (IIP) and three percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA)
  • The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Tajikistan from 1992-2007:
    • In Fiscal Year 1992 0.43 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Tajikistan and total United States Government (USG) assistance was 11.61 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 6.71 Million dollars; Total USG: 33.78 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 19.86 Million dollars; Total USG: 45.43 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 10.36 Million dollars; Total USG: 33.86 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 3.86 Million dollars; Total USG: 45.37 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 4.99 Million dollars; Total USG: 14.75 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 12.04 Million dollars; Total USG: 36.60 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 13.04 Million dollars; Total USG: 38.22 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 9.95 Million dollars; Total USG: 38.69 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 16.81 Million dollars; Total USG: 76.48 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 55.94 Million dollars; Total USG: 136.35 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 27.80 Million dollars; Total USG: 49.30 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 24.44 Million dollars; Total USG: 53.24 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 24.51 Million dollars; Total USG: 56.68 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 23.59 Million dollars; Total USG: 44.84 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 23.92 Million dollars; Total USG: 48.47 Million dollars

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