There have been some significant and broad developments on both the upstream and downstream level in the overall UNDAF implementation. UN agencies collectively continued to render support to major policy initiatives and reforms for improvements in overall public management and development effectiveness. The following list of key achievements from 2012 is not complete. To read about all achievements of the UN in Tajikistan, download the Annual Resident Coordinator Report 2012 here.
Key achievements in UNDAF Pillar 1:
New Mid Term development strategy for 2013 – 2015 approved.
Reforms implemented that improve business environment and more favorable conditions for private sector development.
Business Challenge Fund was established giving access to SMEs to affordable funds.
Functional reviews were conducted of 7 line Ministries within the framework of PAR (Public Administration Reform).
Agriculture reform initiatives implemented, facilitated by FAO.
Development of a Roadmap for Local Governance and Agriculture Management Institutions Reform.
MoF employees have acquired skills in finance operating systems, budget planning and execution and performance indicators in the social sector, supported by UNICEF.
Key achievements in UNDAF Pillar 2:
Food Security Monitoring System helped the relevant GoT departments determine Food Consumption Score for their forecasting and planning.
Approval of Land Code Amended and review and amendment of Mortgage Law.
With support of FAO, national and local authorities have improved ability in monitoring of food and agricultural products through study tours to China, Turkey and CIS countries.
1,100 people received emergency food distributions (fortified wheat flour, enriched vegetable oil, pulses and iodized salt) because of emergency situations generated by natural disasters.
UNICEF supported semi-annual national vitamin A supplementation campaigns, reaching around 900,000 children 6-59 months old.
The UNICEF and WB nutrition project provided MoH with micronutrient supplements to reach around 80,000 children at the age of 6-24 months and 60,000 pregnant women in remote and vulnerable districts.WFP provided safe and nutritious food to 492,000 people under all its activities and safe and nutritious porridge to 7,861 malnourished children.
Key achievements in UNDAF Pillar 3:
Several high level initiatives on water cooperation issues at the global level were promoted by the Government of Tajikistan.
UNDP developed methodologies for technical inventory of irrigation and drinking water supply systems which are now being utilized as a model to conduct the inventory throughout the country.
Tajikistan has been selected as a pilot country for UN Secretary General’s Initiative “Sustainable Energy For All”.
Key achievements in UNDAF Pillar 4:
WHO helped to develop Non-communicable diseases strategy which was approved by the Government of Tajikistan as well as the “Guideline on conducting national immunization days against diphtheria”.
Education materials were widely promoted and distributed via strengthening of knowledge of teachers conducting educational sessions to children with topics related to personal hygiene, water and food safety, and good nutrition behavior in the secondary schools of Sughd and Khatlon Regions.
A National Action Plan on Prevention and Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Tajikistan for 2013-2020 and National Occupational Health and Safety Programme for 2013-2016 was developed and approved with support of ILO.
Short-term training was provided to 178 Social Workers in Scientific Research Institute of Labor and Social Protection in 12 priority districts and Dushanbe city with focus on inter-agency cooperation in district level.
Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a directive for officially setting up Psychological Medical Pedagogical Consultations (PMPC) at the local level.
Baseline study for Safe and Friendly Dushanbe Program revealed concerns regarding safety and prevalence of violence in public and private settings, and 2 shelters for women and children are supported as part of it.
Justice professionals are receiving continuous training on juvenile justice.
The UN women together with IOM and World Bank started implementation of the Central Asia Regional Migration Programme in Tajikistan directed at protecting the rights and enhancing the social and economic benefits of migrant men, women and their families.
As part of achievements of the project ‘Gender and Democratic Governance in Development –Delivering Basic Services for Women’, reform of the social protection system has been undertaken in the country to reflect gender issue.
Key achievements in UN Reforms:
UN Agencies continue to lead and co-lead DCC working groups and has supported preparation of PRSP4 (2013-2015).
UN performance was improved based on the one UN team strategy in the country as well as internationally agreed five principles of the Paris Declaration and four shared principles of Busan Forum.
Important steps have been taken towards ‘One Communication’. The UNCG managed to organize several important activities for raising the profile of UN in the country, including: 1. In cooperation with Tajikistan’s academic and educational institutions, organize a scientific conference on various aspects of UN’s role dedicated to 20th year anniversary of UN presence in Tajikistan; 2. 30-minute movie highlighting UN’s achievements for the past 20 years; 3. Joint UN agencies press conference on UN Day; 4. A theatre performance on interconnected issue of Tajik labour migration, HIV/AIDS and plight of Tajik widows.
OMT has conducted a preparatory work on introduction of the common procurement and has subsequently developed a common procurement workplan in 2012 with subsequent implementation in 2013.