6 January 2022

On 6 January 2022, a regular meeting of Task force on strengthening the women, youth and disabled entrepreneurship development was held in State Committee on Investment and the State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan. The monitoring results of the Working Plan for 2021 year period, the draft analysis of the basics of assessing women's entrepreneurship in Tajikistan and consideration of a number of current issues in this area were discussed.

The meeting was attended by members of the Working Group from representatives of ministries and agencies, the private sector, development partners and business associations’ representatives.

According to the agenda of the meeting, the National Expert presented the analysis, according to the basic assessment of the women's entrepreneurship development in Tajikistan. During the presentation, the importance of women's entrepreneurship, women's contribution to various social spheres, the importance of financial inclusion, access to financial resources, improving women's tax skills and the importance of the legislation improvement in this area were noted and specific recommendations were discussed.

On the third item of the agenda, a presentation was presented on the implementation of the items of the Working Group work plan for 2021. During the presentation, detailed information was provided on the implementation of the work plan, the contribution of relevant ministries and departments, development partners and business associations to the implementation of necessary measures to support women and youth in doing business, carrying out a number of measures to promote entrepreneurship activity, etc.

On the last item on the agenda, representatives of relevant ministries and departments, including the Tax Committee under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Committee on Women and Family Affairs under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, National Bank of Tajikistan, Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of Population, National Legislative Center, development partners, the private sector and business associations actively exchanged views.

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