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Tajikistan: Assessing vulnerability to corruption in the water sector

An assessment of ‘corruption risks’ in the Tajik water sector will help clarify the causes of service failures, and prioritize interventions.
Despite Government engagement, corruption is a resilient problem in Tajikistan. This is often attributed to the fact that very little is known about the actual transactions that constitute corruption.  A Sector Integrity Vulnerability Assessment (SIVA) will seek to clarify this by identifying the weaknesses within specific institutions that allow corruption to occur.
This project will specifically look at water governance. The Pamir Mountains provide Tajikistan with plentiful water resources. With annual production of over 13,000 cubic meters of water per capita, Tajikistan is one of the most water wealthy states in the world. Yet only 59% of the Tajik population has access to safe drinking water.