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Strengthening public finance management, supporting economic growth

In the tumultuous years since Tajikistan achieved independence from the Soviet Union, the country has experienced a five-year civil war and the political and economic challenges of reconstruction. Since the end of the civil war in 1997, the Tajik government has undertaken far-reaching political and economic reforms to reduce poverty, improve living standards and support economic growth.

Challenge
Economic growth and competitiveness depend in part on the country’s ability to make public services more effective, reliable, transparent, accountable, ethical and professional. To support the Government of Tajikistan in the effective and efficient implementation of the country’s National Development Strategy and the Living Standards Improvement Strategy for 2013-2014, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Tajikistan selected Louis Berger to help reform and strengthen the country’s public finance management (PFM) systems.

Solution
A multi-disciplinary team of Louis Berger experts is helping the Tajik Ministry of Finance and the Financial and Economic Institute improve how the institutions perform macroeconomic modelling, formulate revenue and tax policy and roll out a medium-term expenditure framework for other governmental institutions. Louis Berger will also help enhance the Ministry of Finance’s ability to respond to changes in the economic environment, forecast macroeconomic indicators and make informed decisions on fiscal decentralization.

To ensure the sustainability of the reforms that are introduced, Louis Berger also will partner with the Tajik Financial and Economic Institute to deliver high quality public finance management education services, training, coaching and knowledge transfer.