12 May 2021

On 12 May 2021, a webinar of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was held to strengthen the legal environment for investment activities in the Republic of Tajikistan. The event was actively attended by representatives of government agencies, the private sector, development partners, representatives of the European Union, and OECD.

The purpose of this webinar is to help the government of Tajikistan identify ways to improve the legal and policy framework for investment, and to identify new practices to support current and potential investors, especially in the COVID-19 context.

The First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr Khurshed Mirzo provided opening remarks and highlighted the achievements on investment climate improvement.

Representatives of the OECD presented reports and presentations on the legal environment for investors in Tajikistan, the Tajikistan investment promotion, the experience of developed countries regarding this topic.

In addition, the speakers submitted very detailed information on improving frameworks conditions for investment in emerging economies by sharing the experience of Morocco, Tunisia, and Georgia, a number of investment-related challenges, including a lack of clarity, consistency, and transparency of investment rules, challenges to level the playing field, and the need for better linkages between FDI and broader investment goals were shared. 

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