Investments will include test kits, protective equipment and training for health care staff in Tajikistan.
Over the past decade, Tajikistan has made steady progress in reducing poverty and growing its economy. Between 2000 and 2018, the poverty rate fell from 83% of the population to 27.4%, while the economy grew at an average rate of 7% per year. However, economic growth was not inclusive or sustainable during that period. Job creation was slow and unable to keep pace with a fast-growing population.