Tajikistan faces a range of humanitarian and development challenges, many of which stem from the struggles of an agrarian-based economy to cater for the needs of a fast-growing population. A heavy dependence on agriculture makes Tajikistan highly susceptible to the impacts of climate change: 53% population is employed in agriculture (cotton, fruits and vegetables), with over 80% of agricultural lands reliant upon rainfall alone. Part of the country’s vulnerability to external forces also stems from its heavy reliance on remittances, primarily from migrants working in Russia who contribute as much as a third of GDP.

ACTED has been present in Tajikistan since 1996, contributing to addressing the country’s main challenges and fostering opportunities for sustainable and inclusive development, especially in rural and remote communities. Throughout the years, ACTED has used a participatory, inclusive and multi-sectorial approach to respond to emergencies, build disaster resilience, and strengthen civil society.


ACTED in Tajikistan

Our achievements in Tajikistan...

Over 100,000 trees planted
beneficiaries per year
>500 hectares
of forest restored
Local museums make the most of a practice space at the Bactria Center
Female farmers plant radishes and other crops which help to increase the resilience of soil against flooding and landslides.
Members of a community based organisation in the Sughd region demonstrate best practices in agroforestry
Determining the yield of perennial grasses on rain-fed demo plot in Dahkat village Devashtich district


Silk Road CBT Initiative


Sustainable Energy for Tourism (SET)


Effective Governance for Economic Development (EGED)


Strenghtening the Capacity of Civil Society to Ensure Protection of Women at Risks and Survivors of Domestic Violence in Central Asia

Current projects

Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation (WECOOP III)

Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy production in the community-based tourism sector in Central Asia

Silk Road CBT Initiative: Connecting Central Asia Community-Based Tourism and European Markets

Bactria Cultural Center

The French humanitarian and development organization ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and  Development) founded Bactria Cultural Centre in Dushanbe  in December 2001. Since its inception, the  centre has not only facilitated the general public’s access to  culture, information and vocational training in Tajikistan, it  has also supported members of the artistic community who  were marginalized during the social and political upheaval following the civil war.

Throughout the years Bactria Culture  Centre has built a network of artists, curators, music producers, managers, students and other members of the Central Asian cultural community and connected them with audiences in the region.