The IMF resident representative to Tajikistan, Luc Moers, issued a statement in November indicating that the country’s government had chosen “to work towards a programme under the Policy Support Instrument”. This would make Tajikstan the fourth country to opt for a PSI, a non-lending facility of the IMF that operates like a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility loan in terms of the conditions attached, but does not provide any actual resources. Tajikstan’s second PRGF programme concluded in February with a positive IMF assessment of the country’s performance. Other PSI countries are Cape Verde, Uganda and Nigeria.
This briefing emphasises the interdependence between the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, in terms of ensuring that all new infrastructure is climate resilient and aligned with the low- or zero-carbon pathways required to avert catastrophic climate change – which would render achieving the SDGs impossible.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
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