8 January 2010
An EU-funded project called ‘One Stop Shop’ designed to help entrepreneurs in Tajikistan improve their competitiveness and business potential, is now drawing to a successful close.
The €870,000 project has improved Tajikistan’s international attractiveness to foreign investors and has created a robust and modern system for recording new business registrations.
An international consortium, led by WYG International, has been providing the government of Tajikistan with policy advice covering the institutional, legal and regulatory infrastructure reforms needed to modernise the country’s business.
David Burton, WYG International project director, said: “With the help of our ‘One Stop Shop’ project, Tajikistan is making rapid progress in reforming and improving its business regulations.
“As a result of the project there are now 74 ‘One Stop Shop’ offices countrywide and these should help improve the country’s ranking even further next year, showing what can be accomplished when government, private sector, and donors work closely together to develop and implement business environment reforms,” he added.
Evidence of the project’s contribution to improving the environment for business in Tajikistan, is provided by Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times, a report published by the International Finance Corporation and World Bank which names Tajikistan as one of the world’s top 10 improving reformers.