Please provide an overview of the nature and impact of corruption in Tajikistan. What legal and institutional framework is available to address corruption?
Most evidence indicates that corruption in Tajikistan is widespread and at all levels of society. Rule of law is weak and most institutions lack transparency and integrity structures. Tajikistan experiences similar issues as other former Soviet states in Central Asia, with little political renewal and a small elite capturing political and economic life. Dushanbe has taken steps forward to fight corruption but the country lacks some important anti-corruption mechanisms and the necessary political will to effectively counter corruption.
Wickberg, S. Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Tajikistan. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2013) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 356]