Tajikistan: Scaling Up Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience

Tajikistan: Scaling Up Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 06 Apr 2017 at B.16
  • Est. completion 11 Apr 2026
  • ESS Category Category B

Protecting Tajikstan’s hydropower from climate risks.

Hydropower provides approximately 98% of Tajikistan’s electricity. Tajikistan’s hydropower plants depend on river basins fed by glacial melt water and snowmelt. However, as the climate warms, most climate models predict significant changes in the dynamics of the Tajik precipitation patterns as well as alterations to the country’s glaciers.  The modernisation of a major hydropower facility in Tajikistan will protect it against future climate conditions. The infrastructure of Tajik hydropower facilities dates from the Soviet era and needs renewal to cope with the observed and projected impacts of climate change that is leading to increased hydrological variability. In particular, there is an urgent need to adapt older dams, especially their spillway capacities, to cope with the new climate conditions, including an increase in severe floods.

There are three key components to the project. Best international practices will be adopted, and Tajik hydropower operators trained, to assess and manage climate risks. Institutional capacities and structures for effective transboundary management of hydropower cascades will be developed, within the context of transboundary cooperation and agreements in the region. Finally, climate resilience measures will be integrated into the hydropower facility, including structural rehabilitation to optimize its resilience to climate change.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 40 years.

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Result areas

Project timeline


07 Apr 2015 - 731 days

Concept note received

07 Apr 2015

Funding proposal received

31 Jul 2015


06 Apr 2017 - 371 days

Approved by GCF Board

06 Apr 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Apr 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

23 Aug 2017

FAA executed

12 Jan 2018

Under implementation

11 Apr 2018 - 2,151 days so far

FAA effective

11 Apr 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,000,000

03 Apr 2019

Disbursement - USD 3,000,000

03 Apr 2019

Disbursement - USD 4,000,000

26 May 2020

Disbursement - USD 4,000,000

29 May 2020

Disbursement - USD 3,000,000

08 Oct 2021

Disbursement - USD 7,000,000

08 Oct 2021

Disbursement - USD 10,000,000

19 Oct 2023


11 Apr 2026 - 772 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing66% disbursed

GrantUSD 23,000,000
LoanUSD 27,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 50,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 38,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 38,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,900,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 78,900,000

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Accredited Entity

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mr. Alexis Franke

Associate Director, Pillar Head, Donor Partnerships
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 5 Bank Street, London, E14 4BG, United Kingdom
Ms. Elodie Loppé

Associate Manager, Donor Partnerships
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 5 Bank Street, London, E14 4BG, United Kingdom
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National Designated Authority

Committee of Environmental Protection Under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Mr. Sheralizoda Bahodur Primary
Chairman of the Committee of Environmental Protection
5/1 Shamsi str.,, Dushanbe city, Tajikistan
Mr. Murodov Turakul Secondary
Head of Project Implementation Group and NDA Secretariat