T-ICSP approved by the ED in August 2017.
Despite progress in poverty reduction, Tajikistan’s food security situation remains challenging. The country is the only one in the region that failed to meet the Millennium Development Goal 1c target, with a growing proportion of undernourishment registered between 1990 and 2015. Recent economic challenges have contributed to increase household vulnerability, and malnutrition rates remains the highest in Central Asia.
The Government has identified food security as one of its development priorities. This transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan supports the Government in complementing its food security efforts on production and supply chain focusing on root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition, and on resilience building.
The transitional ICSP is based on the Country Programme 200813, approved by WFP Executive Board in February 2016 for the period 2016-2020.
It supports the Government in achieving the following strategic outcomes:
- Primary school children in targeted districts and people with special health needs meet their basic food requirements by 2021.
- Children, pregnant and lactating women and girls in districts with high malnutrition rates have improved nutritional status in line with national standards by 2019.
- Vulnerable communities in areas exposed to recurrent shocks increase their resilience by 2019.
WFP activities are and will continue to be aligned to priorities identified in the National Development Strategy 2016-2030, the Mid-Term Development Programme 2016-2020 and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2016-2020. They support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2 (zero hunger) through their contribution to Strategic Results 1 (access to food), 2 (end malnutrition), and 4 (sustainable food systems) in WFP’s Strategic Plan 2017–2021.
WFP will implement activities in partnership with the Government; United Nations agencies through the United Nations Country Team and specifically with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agriculture Development ; and with other development partners through the Development Coordination Council and the Scaling Up Nutrition initiative.