Accelerating Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery through Improved Livelihood, Employability, and Regional Cooperation in Ferghana Valley

Project is funded by the Government of the Russian Federation at the total amount of US$ 2 million with the duration of January 2021– June 2023. The Project is implemented in Northern part of the Sughd region and aims at strengthening livelihood and resilience potential of people living in the Tajik part of Ferghana Valley, contributing to recovery from COVID-19 impact and solidifying social cohesion in cross-border areas.




January 1, 2021- June 30, 2023


US$ 2,195,800 million


Northern part of the Sughd region: B.Gafurov, J.Rasulov, Isfara, Konibodom, Devashtich, Asht, Mastchoh, Spitamen, and cities of Khujand, Buston and Guliston


Female and male youth aged between 15 and 30, returned migrants lacking job opportunities, SMEs, private entrepreneurs, farmers

Focus Area

(1) Address inefficient and partially ineffective provision of employment opportunities in the target districts of Sughd region, (2) Increase income generation opportunities while fostering social cohesion to mitigate the escalation of tensions for communities, (3) Promote digital solutions for stronger engagement and collaboration of public and private sectors, (4) Promoting trade cooperation across Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan for better diversification of the markets


Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan, Adults Education Centre, universities, local civil society organizations, youth affairs, women, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan

Project Document