Skip to main content

Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development


Donors:                      USAID, AKF USA
Period of Activity:  October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2023
Courses:                    Business Planning, Social Entrepreneurship
Participants:            153 students (106 male, 47 female) attended Business planning and Social Entrepreneurship courses

Thrive Tajikistan is a five-year, Global Development Alliance that expands the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnership both technically and geographically to reach 165,000 direct and 460,000 indirect beneficiaries in all 16 districts of Tajikistan along the Afghan border. Thrive advances the partnership by enhancing integrated socio-economic development for men, women, boys, and girls in Khatlon Oblast and Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO). To achieve this goal, Thrive ensures that local governance institutions deploy resources and social services effectively through: improved management of resources and social services by local governance institutions; and increased access and use of quality social services by men, women, boys, and girls in targeted communities. AKF also ensures improved performance of targeted smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs through: increased access for targeted women and men entrepreneurs to growth-oriented financial and technical assistance services; and increased access and use by targeted women and men smallholder farmers to agricultural technical assistance and productive assets.