Foreign Operations Assistance: Tajikistan

Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
June 1, 2014

   

United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Foreign Operations Assistance Fact Sheet, June 2014*

Stability and economic growth in Tajikistan are critical to achieving regional stability and strengthening regional economic integration. The U.S. assistance portfolio is designed to improve Tajikistan’s ability to deter regional threats such as extremism, radicalization, terrorism, and drug trafficking, while increasing its regional trade connections; improve Tajikistan’s counter narcotics efforts; strengthen border security and enhance law enforcement agencies’ capacities; strengthen local government and improve health services; reform the education system; and, increase food security.

Assistance Activities by U.S. Goals in Tajikistan

Increase the capacity of the security services

Date: 2014 Description: FY 2013 Foreign Operations Assistance by Objective*: Tajikistan -- Peace and Security = 27%; Governing Justly and Democratically = 13%; Investing in People = 28%; Economic Growth = 29%; Humanitarian Assistance = 3% - State Dept Image

• The United States provides equipment and training to help border security personnel and other law enforcement authorities to seize drugs coming across the borders and investigate, arrest and prosecute significant traffickers; to deter, detect, and respond to terrorist threats and conduct terrorism-related investigations; to prevent illicit trafficking in weapons-of-mass-destruction(WMD)-related commodities and technology; to investigate and prosecute human traffickers; and protect trafficking in persons (TIP) victims, including prevention and protection activities. Additionally, the U.S. government is working with Tajikistan to strengthen strategic trade-controls.

• U.S. security experts provide training to further professionalize Tajikistan’s armed forces, including English language training.

• The United States provides community policing training and curriculum development to Tajikistan’s police education institutions to enable officers to combat and prevent crime while respecting human rights. The U.S. is also providing assistance to increase the role of women in Tajikistan’s law enforcement agencies.

Improve food security

BY ACCOUNT

FY 2013 ACTUAL

FY 2014 ESTIMATE

FY 2015 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

40,621

35,964

29,875

Economic Support Fund

21,365

18,439

15,900

Foreign Military Financing

854

1,500

700

Global Health Programs - USAID

7,500

7,000

5,750

International Military Education and Training

499

540

540

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

7,252

7,000

4,000

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

3,151

1,485

2,985

• U.S. food security experts provide assistance to diversify and intensify food production for consumption and sale to market,, create community-based water-users’ associations, increase women’s control over family resources, and build the capacity of government officials and civil-society organizations in water-sector reform, land reform, and farm restructuring.

• The United States also sponsors nutrition and maternal and child health activities to support food security efforts. These activities reduce nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies in women and children by changing household dietary, cooking, and feeding practices to address under-nutrition.

• The U.S. also leverages the efforts of other international donors, including the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement for nutrition interventions and the World Bank’s Global Food and Agriculture Program (GAFSP) grant for irrigation improvements.

Stem the decline of the education system

• The U.S. government provides in-service teacher training to improve primary-school literacy, develop reading materials, promote government support of reading improvement, and foster out-of-school reading time. The United States also provides assistance to enable talented and deserving students from Tajikistan to attend the American University of Central Asia.

Expand Democratic Governance

• U.S. assistance to municipalities aims to improve local governance and service delivery throughout the country.

• U.S. advisors promote legislation to enable civil society activity, including eased registration and tax treatment for non-commercial organizations, progressive media and speech laws, and legal assistance to nongovernmental organizations. In addition, the United States aims to increase the quality and audience of non-state electronic media outlets in order to enhance their sustainability.

BY OBJECTIVE

FY 2013 ACTUAL

FY 2014
653a

FY 2015 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

40,621

35,964

29,875

Peace and Security

11,106

9,725

7,875

Governing Justly and Democratically

5,229

4,994

4,130

Investing in People

11,480

10,800

9,730

Economic Growth

11,651

10,445

8,140

Humanitarian Assistance

1,155

0

0

• U.S. small grants to local nongovernmental organizations contributes to the development of democratic institutions and economic reform in Tajikistan, addressing issues such as media development and management, gender, and youth initiatives.

Improve the Public Health System’s Capacity to Meet the Population’s Needs

• U.S. health assistance seeks to increase access to quality tuberculosis prevention and treatment services; improve maternal-child health service; and integrate nutrition interventions, social and behavior-change communication approaches, and maternal and child health activities at the household, community and health-facility levels.

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*This fact sheet does not reflect centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted for Tajikistan.