Tajikistan is a priority country of Switzerland’s transition cooperation with Central Asia. Despite significant progress in reforming its international trade policy, the country remains very vulnerable to external shocks. Within the framework of Swiss cooperation with Central Asia, SECO strengthens macroeconomic, trade and business-friendly framework conditions as well as access to affordable, reliable and sustainable infrastructure.
Switzerland's cooperation strategy for Central Asia aims at poverty alleviation, facilitation of sustainable, private sector-led growth, equitable access to good quality public services and transition towards a pluralistic and economically viable state. The transition to democracy and a functioning market economy is a challenge for Tajikistan.
What are SECO's objectives?
SECO and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) jointly define and implement the Swiss Cooperation Strategy in Central Asia, which includes Tajikistan. Within the framework of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Central Asia, SECO supports Tajikistan in several areas:
- Strengthening of macroeconomic framework conditions and financial sector infrastructure as the basis for continued sustainable economic growth.
- Promotion of trade and business friendly framework conditions and the improvement of the investment climate to support the development of SMEs and a sustainable export economy.
- Improvement of access to affordable, reliable and sustainable infrastructure as basis for economic and social development.
SECO and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) jointly define and implement the Swiss Cooperation Strategy in Central Asia, which includes Tajikistan.