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Platform Economies in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries

06.01.2021 — Local news Tajikistan

(English version of the article published in Die Volkwirtschaft on December 23, 2020)

Surrounded by snow-covered mountains deep in an isolated valley in Pamir in Tajikistan, a farmer turns on his mobile phone. He is about to send money from his online bank account to his family in the capital city of Dushanbe. Even in the remoter regions in this low-income country, it is possible to conduct cashless financial transactions. Driven in part by the fears surrounding COVID-19, almost two million users registered to benefit from the newly created cashless zone over the past six months. This virtual zone is a platform using digital technologies to connect and facilitate interactions between financial service providers and their users. This is a story of how to enable creative construction and support for structural change in order to establish platforms that can contribute to inclusive, sustainable development.


Delivering better water and sanitation services to Sughd Oblast

23.12.2020 — Local news Tajikistan
Thanks to the newly launched project funded by the Government of Switzerland, over 42,500 people in Sughd Oblast (Northern Tajikistan) will gain access to clean drinking water and benefit from better sanitation facilities and hygiene training. 


Notice of closure

21.12.2020 — Local news Tajikistan

Dear visitors,

Please note, the Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan will be closed from 24 December 2020 till 5 January 2021  due to the coming holidays (Christmas and New Year). 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 



Notice of closure

05.11.2020 — Local news Tajikistan

Dear visitors,

Please note, the Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan will be closed on 06 November 2020 due to the public holiday (National Constitution Day) and will open again on 09 November 2020 at 08:30.


Marking International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction

14.10.2020 — Local news Tajikistan
On October 13 and 16, to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan, jointly with the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan organized two Round Tables to discuss the issues of Improving Watershed-based Flood Risk Management and Financing Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan.



Celebrating 1 August differently

01.08.2020 — Local news Tajikistan

This year's launch of Mission August 1st marks the first time the FDFA is celebrating Switzerland's national holiday online. The multilingual and interactive website – developed by Presence Switzerland together with the Consular Directorate – works as a virtual meeting place for the Swiss abroad, along with lovers of all things Swiss, where they can celebrate 1 August together and share their favourite moments online.

 From 27 July, you'll find a wide range of ideas and inspiration for your very own 1 August celebration: www.missione1agosto.org



Solidarity in fighting coronavirus

17.06.2020 — Local news Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, the Enhancing Primary Health Care Services Project (Project Sino) expressed its solidarity and provided support to healthcare workers in the course of responding to the outbreak of pneumonia cause by the Novel Coronavirus Infection.



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