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Tajikistan - Market Environment Assessment: Rasht Valley, Khatlon & Faizobod, GBAO, December 2016

Tajikistan - Market Environment Assessment: Rasht Valley, Khatlon & Faizobod, GBAO, December 2016

The Market Environment Assessment is part of the inter-sectorial feasibility assessment conducted by WFP to determine which transfer modality is the most adequate for the beneficiaries, taking into considerations several indicators, including, among others nutritional values, supply chain and market functionality, financial and IT sectors capacity. WFP Tajikistan CO is indeed planning to implement CBT programme starting from 2017.
The main question that the assessment aims at answering is if the markets in the targeted areas (mostly mountainous areas subject to supply chain disruption linked to natural disasters) are functional and can absorb an increased demand and respond to market shocks due, among other, to natural hazards. It also aims at understanding possible secondary impacts of the injection of cash in the economy. At the same time the study wants to identify possible challenges and opportunities linked to the introduction of cash based transfers for both beneficiaries and the local economy. Finally, the Market Environment Assessment is looking at farmers and what the main constrains to connect them to markets and improve their wellbeing are.