Labour Market Review – Tajikistan

This report provides an analysis of the Tajik labour market over the last two decades. The report focuses in particular on: data sources and key demographic and labour market indicators; the Tajik human capital development system and recent trends to portray the interaction between education and employment; the economic restructuring and changing employment patterns, including basic macro-economic trends, newly growing economic sectors and the informal economy; labour migration, which has become a major phenomenon under the economic difficulties associated with the transition period, limited employment opportunities and low wages; the employment policy framework, including an assessment of the active and passive labour market policies, the business environment and investment climate, labour legislation, and the impact of the recent economic crisis on Tajik economy and labour market. Policy conclusions and recommendations end the report.

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