We’re working with 15 communities in Tajikistan to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Engagement of communities in assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring risk reduction activities need to improve
  • There is a need to improve access to resources at the local level to implement risk reduction activities
  • Access to information on risk reduction plans, resources and activities need to be uniformly available to all community members

Surveys undertaken in Tajikistan

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Tajikistan were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 1,772 random households, 155 civil society organisations, 150 local government representatives, and undertook 87 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised four risk areas:

  • Spitamen
  • Devashtich
  • Kuhistoni Mastchoh
  • Ayni

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 15 communities: Nau, Tagoyak1, Tagoyak 2, Center, Uljaboev 2, Ghonchi, Rosrovut 2¸ Ivan Tojik 1, Ivan Tojik 2, Ivan Tojik 3, Center, Ayni, Rarz1, Rarz 2, Shamtuch.

“I don’t receive any information about actions to reduce risks from local government as I don’t know anything about it.”

Community representative, Nau, Tajikistan

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  • Meetings and round tables for local NGOs, leaders and elderly people to strengthen and build mechanisms for further community involvement in disaster risk reduction (DRR) processes
  • Installation of information boards in communities to raise awareness of DRR, climate change and government schemes
  • Induction course on rapid response and provision of preparedness kits including equipment to facilitate early warnings

Impact of activities

  • Communities are able to access information about strategies to reduce risk, adapt to climate change and impacts, as well as DRR cycles (i.e. planning, implementation and monitoring)
  • Disaster preparedness now is considered at community planning forums at village level and risk-informed development practices have been adopted

Our project partners in Tajikistan

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Agence d’aide à la coopération technique et au développement

Partner organisation

  • Agence d’aide à la coopération technique et au développement

View all data from Tajikistan

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit

Photo by Joel Heard on Unsplash.