DUSHANBE, June 16, 2016, Asia-Plus -- GIZ Program “Framework and Finance for Private Sector Development in Tajikistan” (FFPSD) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Tajikistan will hold a regular annual Dushanbe Economic Meeting.

The Dushanbe Economic Meeting-2016 will take place at the National Library on June 17 and cover the issues of ensuring sustainable economic development in conditions of global instability and structural changes.

The meeting is expected to bring together about 150 participants, including representatives of the public, scientific, political and business circles, as well as researchers and experts from Tajikistan and other countries.

GIZ is supporting the government and the private sector in Tajikistan in raising economic growth in rural areas and developing sustainable and profitable businesses.  The FFPSD’s activities focus on strengthening value chains for the production of agricultural and non-agricultural products.

The project also promotes cross-border dialogue between local authorities, entrepreneurs and traders on each side of Tajikistan’s borders with Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.

An efficient financial system contributes to a conducive investment and business climate.  GIZ is advising microfinance institutions on how to use flexible credit lines and new financial products, for instance in areas of agriculture and energy efficiency, to improve their customer orientation.

Finally, the project is supporting ministries and institutions in improving the analytical foundation of their policy decision-making.