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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New registration procedures in 2014 allowed 52,500 applicants, including 17,500 females, to register for the UEE exam – 30 percent more than in 2013. Around 30,000 of those who set both exam sessions ... Show More +passed the minimum score needed to participate in the competition. Forty one percent of those who enrolled in 2014 were girls, compared with 34 percent in 2013.According to Parvina Sharopova, Chief Specialist on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the National Testing Center, working with the public – including students and their parents – was key to ensuring that people were aware of the new system and how it operates. Unlike before, students do not have to come to the capital city now to apply for university – they can register for the UEE and take the exam in their home regions. They can also apply to different universities.“When we visited remote districts in eastern Tajikistan, we were thanked by many parents for the opportunity to register and take the exam remotely. They said it allowed more young people from their regions to become students,” says Sharopova. Show Less -
The Credit Information Bureau of Tajikistan – or CIBT - was registered as a commercial entity in April 2010 and started operating three years later.The CIBT is an effective mechanism for collecting in... Show More +formation on all borrowers in the country in order to reduce risks in lending to private sector representatives and other borrowers.The largest local banks and microfinance organizations in Tajikistan all have shares in the Credit Information Bureau of Tajikistan of and in 2012 CRIF - a global company specializing in the development and management of credit reporting, business information, and decision support systems - joined the CIBT by purchasing 49% of its shares. Show Less -