The economy and banking sectors of Tajikistan face a number of factors affecting the country’s business environment, including high interest rates and weak enforcement. At the core of the banking crisis is the fact that banks do not use the judiciary to support the enforcement of contracts. This in turn affects the construction sector, which, despite the challenging banking environment, is experiencing considerable growth. The justice system in its current condition is not able to address the construction sector disputes that inevitably surface as the sector expands. Building the capacity of the justice sector is therefore critical.
In partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and building on the previous Commercial Law Judicial Training program, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to develop the capacity of justice sector professionals in commercial law to enable stronger economic growth in the country. Under the project, IDLO will develop new training modules to advise and assist the Judicial Training Center in Tajikistan in developing and delivering two new commercial law training modules. Judges and other justice sector professionals from the Ministry of Justice will be trained by international and local experts on resolving construction sector disputes and alternative dispute resolution.
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