OUTLOOK 2020 Tajikistan

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2020

Could 2020 see strongman leader of 28 years Emomali Rahmon succeeded by his son? With GDP slowing and a private sector providing few jobs, Central Asia’s poorest nation is going nowhere fast. Moreover, its Rogun dam geared bond looks shaky.

How economic growth in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan masks the plight of their poorest

Sam Bhutia for Eurasianet December 18, 2019

Despite posting solid real GDP growth rates over the past decade, poverty reduction has stagnated in Central Asia’s most vulnerable economies.

IMF Blog: Frontier market borrowing binge

International Monetary Fund November 25, 2019

Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing

Tajikistan keeps budget afloat on $1.1bn bed of debt

Kamila Ibragimova of Eurasianet November 22, 2019

The plan is to raise the credit on preferential terms.

COMMENT: Delivering for Dushanbe, now is the time to open the country

Eric Hontz Senior Program Officer Europe and Eurasia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Dushanbe November 22, 2019

Walking down Rudaki Avenue, in the heart of the Tajik capital of Dushanbe the roads have been fixed, but there are few people on the street and even fewer businesses