Project Case Study
Creating a vibrant private sector in Central Asia
Supporting a business-enabling environment in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have a wealth of mineral resources, substantial hydropower generation of low cost electricity, and upstream renewable water supplies that meet downstream irrigation needs.
These three sectors are recognized as opening the potential for economic growth and attracting private sector investment. But this potential has not yet been realised.
ASI undertook a short-term scoping mission to explore opportunities for a private sector development (PSD) programme for the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) and the Republic of Tajikistan, focusing specifically on mining, energy, and water resources management.
A vibrant private sector and enabling environment is a pre-requisite for economic development, growth, and the country’s potential to sustainably improve welfare and reduce poverty.
This can be achieved by creating productive jobs for people, and DFID is now giving high priority to economic development. It is essential to help broaden the economic base and to provide business opportunities and trigger employment for citizens of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
This short-term research mission identified how donors and local governments can support sectors of the domestic economy to create jobs, stimulate revenues, and contribute to growth in the region.