JICA promotes small business development in Tajikistan
9 months ago Web Desk 0
The Government of Tajikistan declared the entrepreneurship support and conducive business environment as one of the priorities of its National Development Strategy for 2016 – 2030. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Tajikistan Office also considers small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as a driving force for boosting Tajik economy. Therefore, in order to contribute to the governmental efforts aimed at private sector development, JICA, jointly with the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan (SCISPM), has recently launched “Business Incubation Project”.
This 2 – year initiative intends to create job opportunities among youth, women, migrants and start-uppers in 8 districts (Asht, Hamadoni, Huroson, Kanibadam, Kulyab, Rasht, Vahdat and Vose) through a sequence of business oriented trainings and mentorship sessions, as well as simplifying relevant governmental administrative procedures. These interventions will be followed-up by a migrant-focused Small Grant Program to mitigate the adverse consequences of COVID pandemic in Tajikistan.
Source: Asia Plus