Danghara, Tajikistan, September 22, 2023 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) proudly marked the culmination of a transformative journey with the close-out event for the Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development program.
Over the last five years, the Thrive Tajikistan program has significantly improved the quality of life of over 190,000 men and women in 16 districts of Tajikistan along the country’s border with Afghanistan, spanning the Khatlon Region and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast.
Thrive Tajikistan addressed a wide range of economic and enabling infrastructure needs across Khatlon region and GBAO, including sustainable access to clean water, sanitation, health, education, and energy services. Additionally, it fostered the growth of the agriculture sector, catalyzed small and growing businesses, and improved financial services and local governance.
Safarova Ohimgul, the Principal of School #20 in Safedoron village, Panj District says: “The construction of the school latrine and drinking water supply system uprooted infectious diseases, such as typhoid fever and malaria. Students are not missing school now due to waterborne diseases. Our girls and boys are enjoying clean and safe sanitation facilities, which are contributing to improved learning outcomes.”
The Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development program (2018-2023) was generously funded by USAID and AKF and executed in partnership with the Government of Tajikistan, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Aga Khan Health Services, Pamir Energy, University of Central Asia’s School for Professional and Continuing Education and Mountain Societies Research Institute, Accelerate Prosperity, Mountain Societies Development Support Program, Republican Institute for Professional Development in Education, and a myriad of community-based organizations.
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a lead actor driving development results. For more information, visit the USAID/Tajikistan website: https://www.usaid.gov/tajikistan and the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDTajikistan/