Tajikistan's economy enjoyed about 8% growth annually over the past decade thanks to a favorable external environment and high prices for its main exports, but following the crisis it now faces challenges related to energy and to job creation.
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Regionally, East Asia and the Pacific drives the aggregate trend in GDP growth and continues to show relatively strong economic performance. On average, its GDP growth increased from 5.3 to 6.7 p... Show More +ercent between the first quarters of 2012 and 2013, respectively. This can largely be attributed to the GDP growth in China (at 7.7 percent), as well as the sharp rise in Thailand (from 0.4 to 5.3 percent) and in the Philippines (6.5 to 7.8 percent). However, the income growth rates in these countries have not improved the situation in their labor markets. Show Less -