ADB Country Director in Tajikistan Shanny Campbell and State Investment Committee 1st Deputy Chair Sharaf Sheralizoda on 20 April chaired the wrap-up meeting of the annual country portfolio review. ADB project teams and officials from ministries, executing agencies and project implementation units reviewed 2020 results, discussed actions to achieve 2021 targets, highlighted issues affecting project implementation, and agreed on a time-bound action plan, including a project readiness checklist.
ADB’s active sovereign portfolio in #Tajikistan in 2020 included 18 projects amounting to $960 million, 91% of which were financed by grants. Transport and energy sectors remained the largest recipients of ADB financing last year, accounting for 35.9% and 34.4%, respectively. #ADB also financed agriculture, natural resources, and rural development; water and other urban infrastructure and services; health; education; and finance initiatives. A further nine technical assistance grants totaled $6.9 million.