Tajikistan Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Tajikistan
This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Tajikistan, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Tajikistan and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Tajikistan.
News — Highlights
On July 10, 2013 His Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, received Mr. Ari Aisen, outgoing IMF Resident Representative in Tajikistan, and Mr. Aidyn Bibolov, the new IMF Resident Representative in Tajikistan. Mr. President thanked Mr. Aisen for the great work during 3 years (July 2010-July 2013) in Tajikistan and valuable assistance to the republic in a difficult period after the outbreak of the global financial crisis. Mr. President also welcomed Mr. Bibolov and wished him every success in his new position. The meeting was followed by a short press briefing.
On May 3, 2013 Mr. Ari Aisen, IMF Resident Representative in Tajikistan, met the Management and teaching staff of the Tajik National University (TNU), where he got acquainted with the TNU’s organizational structure and activities as well as discussed cooperation prospects in the field of training and retraining of the TNU’s teaching staff. The same day, in the TNU Mr. Aisen delivered a lecture IMF: Roots and Mandate to over 130 students of economics and answered numerous questions about IMF’s global and local activities.
Presentation Overview of Tajikistan’s Financial Sector made by Mr. Ari Aisen, IMF Resident Representative in Tajikistan, at the round table organized by the National Bank of Tajikistan and IMF Representative Office in Tajikistan in Dushanbe on February 14, 2013.
Tajikistan and the IMF
Republic of Tajikistan: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility - Staff Report; and Press Release
May 15, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/110
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Tajikistan and Approves US$20.2 Million Disbursement
April 23, 2012
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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia
Growth has been tepid across the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region. In 2013, declines in oil production held back growth in the oil-exporting countries. Weak private investment, amid political transitions and conflict, continued to take a toll on economic activity in the oil-importing countries. Growth is expected to strengthen this year in line with an improved global outlook. However, weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits will continue to weigh on the region's economic prospects. Deeper economic transformations are necessary to ensure robust and inclusive growth and creation of enough jobs for the rapidly-growing labor force.
Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline from 6.5 percent in 2013 to 6 percent in 2014, mainly because of weakening growth momentum in emerging market trading partners (particularly, China, Russia, and Turkey) and a temporary decline in oil output growth in Kazakhstan. Risks remain tilted to the downside. In particular, a slowdown in emerging market trading partners may weaken exports, foreign direct investment, and remittances. Policy priorities center on rebuilding buffers and increasing exchange rate flexibility to help adjust to unanticipated shocks. Stronger macroeconomic frameworks would provide a more credible anchor to economies. Rapid credit growth in some countries calls for strengthening the prudential policies to ensure the continued soundness of financial institutions. Structural reforms to improve the business environment and governance, as well as closer regional cooperation, would enable CCA countries to achieve their goal of becoming dynamic emerging market economies.