Strategy – Tajikistan

History of Cooperation

Switzerland has been active in Tajikistan since 1993, when it delivered humanitarian aid during the civil war. In 1997 Tajikistan became a member of the Swiss led group of countries in the Bretton Woods Institutions, and at this point Switzerland established a Cooperation Office in Dushanbe, marking the shift from emergency relief to long-term development cooperation.

Switzerland supports Tajikistan in its economic, social and political transitions.

The overall objective of its cooperation programme is to promote peace and social cohesion as well as responsive and inclusive institutions and a sustainable development to improve the well-being of the population. 

Swiss Cooperation in Tajikistan

The Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan represents the Swiss Government and supervises Swiss projects implemented in Tajikistan  funded by two Swiss Federal Agencies – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in the following domains:

  • Water, infrastructure and climate change.

  • Governance, institutions and decentralization

  • Health;

  • Employment and economic development;

In addition, the Swiss Cooperation in Tajikistan promotes arts and culture through its Regional Arts and Culture Programme and supports small project proposals from local organizations.

Full text of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Central Asia (2017 – 2021)  (PDF, 4.1 MB)