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Tajikistan: promoting rural areas

After the break-up of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan was thrown into a deep crisis. The economic output fell off rapidly, a civil war broke out which cost around 100,000 people their lives. Even today the mountainous country bordering with Afghanistan is only conditionally stable. It remains one of the poorest regions in the world. Many families are dependent on transfers from Tajik guest workers, working abroad. The infrastructure built up under the Soviet era is crumbling. Above all in the health sector the deficits are enormous: the hospitals are ailing, the poverty disease tuberculosis is spreading. That is why improved healthcare is a central task of KfW Development Bank in Tajikistan. At the same time it helps the government to establish a functioning finance sector, in particular to provide businesses and households in rural areas with loans. Most Tajiks live in rural areas and earn their money in agriculture.•

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Director KfW Office: Dr Andreas Schneider

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