Tajikistan’s Economy: Any Light at the End of the Tunnel?

A food market in Khujand, Tajikistan. The World Food Program noted in February that one-quarter of households questioned in its surveys in this Central Asian nation spend more than 75 percent of their disposable income on food. Recent sharp increases in the prices for groceries and other necessities have hit many families hard. (Photo: Asian Development Bank)

On the fringes of Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, 27-year old Zebo opened a tiny shop she hoped would lead her family out of poverty. Instead, it has become the millstone around her neck.
 

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