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IFC Develops Manual to Help Tajikistan’s Health Inspectors Implement New Rules

In Dushanbe:
Andrea Dall’Olio

Phone: +992 48 701 1459


Dushanbe, August 10, 2007 — IFC has presented a manual on inspections to the Republican Centre of State Sanitary and Epidemiologic Supervision of the Health Ministry of Tajikistan, the first agency to adopt the country’s new inspection rules. The manual, designed to help local inspectors improve their operations, includes the new rules and required forms, as well as the text of the inspections law, which IFC helped develop.

IFC and the Swiss government are providing advisory support to help Tajikistan develop regulatory documents as part of a broader commitment to implementing the new law. To promote this effort, IFC recently launched a series of public service announcements on Tajik national television.

“We are thankful for IFC’s support in developing the manual. It is an essential resource for our inspectors and will be distributed at our training sessions,” said Samariddin Aliev, Head of the Republican Centre of State Sanitary and Epidemiologic Supervision.

“The government’s recent adoption of the inspections rules demonstrates its commitment to help develop entrepreneurship, particularly for smaller businesses. The manual will support the inspectors’ efforts to implement the new rules. Without this cooperation, the rules would not have the desired impact,” said Andrea Dall’Olio, IFC Project Manager in Tajikistan

This effort follows a February 2007 action plan signed by IFC and the Republican Centre of State Sanitary and Epidemiologic Supervision to implement the inspections law. To advance this initiative throughout Tajikistan, IFC is also working on a pilot basis with the Ministry of Interior’s Central Department of Fire Service and the national Tax Committee.

About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. IFC’s vision is that poor people have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives. In FY06, IFC committed $8.3 billion, including syndications, to 284 investments in 66 developing countries. For more information, please visit

About SECO

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs is the Swiss Confederation's competence center for all the core issues related to economic policy. Its aim is to create basic regulatory and economic policy conditions to enable business to flourish and benefit all. SECO also represents Switzerland in the large multilateral trade organizations and international negotiations, and is involved in efforts to reduce poverty and help developing countries with transition economies build sustainable democratic societies and viable market economies. Each year, Switzerland spends about 1.9 billion francs on development cooperation and transition assistance to countries.

About the Republican Centre of Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision

A service unit under Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health, the center is in charge of improving labor and life conditions. It also helps institutions, enterprises, and individuals implement sanitary, hygienic, and epidemiologic rules.