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Foreign Operations Assistance: Tajikistan


Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
June 1, 2013

   
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United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Foreign Operations Assistance Fact Sheet, June 2013*

Stability and economic growth in Tajikistan are critical to regional stability and economic integration. U.S. assistance to improve counternarcotics efforts and border security, enhance law enforcement agencies’ performance, strengthen local government, improve health services, bolster the education system, and increase food security will enhance Tajikistan’s ability to deter regional threats such as extremism, radicalization, terrorism, and drugs. In addition, the United States is helping Tajikistan address its chronic food shortages and widespread poverty.

Assistance Activities by U.S. Goals in Tajikistan

Increase the capacity of the security services

Date: 2013 Description: Tajikistan: FY 2012 Foreign Operations Assistance by Objective*: Peace and Security=26%; Governing Justly and Democratically=12%; Investing in People=26%; Economic Growth=33%; Humanitarian Assistance=3%. - State Dept Image• The United States is providing training and equipment to help the Tajik Armed Forces improve their counterterrorism and counternarcotics capability, counter transnational threats, secure the country’s borders, participate in international peacekeeping operations, develop national security strategies, conduct humanitarian demining, and increase their exposure to U.S. military practices and values.

• The U.S. government is providing technical assistance, training, and equipment to help Tajikistan implement its National Border Management Strategy and train the Border Guard Service to promote legal trade while denying entrance to militants, human traffickers, and narcotics smugglers and preventing illegal shipment of weapons of mass destruction technologies and components. In addition, the United States is training members of the Drug Control Agency (DCA) to improve counternarcotics interdiction.

BY ACCOUNT

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

45,089

40,636

36,400

Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia

38,751

0

0

Economic Support Fund

0

21,365

19,125

Foreign Military Financing

800

855

1,500

Global Health Programs - USAID

3,350

7,501

6,750

International Military Education and Training

538

512

540

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

0

7,252

7,000

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

1,650

3,151

1,485

• The United States is providing training and technical assistance to strengthen the police force’s public safety capabilities to combat and prevent crime while respecting human rights. Additionally, the U.S. government is providing technical assistance to strengthen the rule of law and promote fair trials for Tajik citizens, as well as to reduce trafficking in persons by increasing law enforcement officials’ capacity to investigate and prosecute human traffickers and protect victims.

Improve food security

• The U.S. government is providing technical assistance to rural households to increase their agricultural productivity, develop better market linkages, and adopt good nutrition practices. The United States is also supporting water users’ associations, providing public agencies and private input and marketing firms with technical assistance to improve agricultural advisory services to farmers, and providing technical assistance to the government to help implement its land-reform policy and to improve its policy-making and monitoring capacity.

Stem the decline of the education system

FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions)
Date: 2013 Description: FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions). - State Dept Image

• The United States is providing technical assistance to strengthen teaching methodologies and instructional systems for early primary students; improve access to reading materials; increase government, school, and community support for reading; and, help build the policies, systems, and financial resources needed to improve primary-school student reading outcomes.

Improve local governance

• The United States is providing technical assistance to improve the legal and regulatory framework for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and media, and to assist local governments to be more responsive to the needs of their citizens. In addition, the U.S. government is providing grants to increase citizens’ and journalists’ access to legal information and advice, and technical assistance to expand legal education, increase the skills of defense lawyers, and monitor enforcement of national and international law.

Improve the public health system’s capacity to meet the population’s needs

BY OBJECTIVE

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

45,089

40,636

36,400

Peace and Security

11,673

11,120

9,525

Governing Justly and Democratically

5,686

5,229

4,745

Investing in People

11,742

11,481

10,730

Economic Growth

14,755

11,606

10,200

Humanitarian Assistance

1,233

1,200

1,200

• The United States is providing technical assistance to reinforce the Government of Tajikistan’s efforts to provide integrated HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs throughout the country; strengthen public health systems addressing tuberculosis (TB) and multiple-drug-resistant TB; and, enhance outreach to vulnerable groups. The U.S. government is also providing technical assistance to the Government of Tajikistan to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of health services for mothers and children, and to expand access to high-quality voluntary family planning services and information and reproductive health care.

• The U.S. Government is providing medicine and supplies for hospitals and health clinics; food and basic necessities for vulnerable populations; and, funding to restore shelter and basic services to the elderly, orphans, the disabled, and other institutionalized populations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Coordinator's Office Annual Reports
U.S. Embassy Website
www.foreignassistance.gov

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




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