Road Safety in Tajikistan

Road safety in Tajikistan

Our local road safety partner


We support road safety in Tajikistan through our local partners the Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT), a youth-led NGO based in Dushanbe aimed at increasing young people’s participation in social development and poverty reduction.

In Tajikistan, where more than 70 per cent of the country’s eight million inhabitants are aged under 30, road traffic collisions are having a profound effect on its younger generations as every fourth person injured on the road in Tajikistan is a child or teenager under the age of 16.

With the support of EASST, since 2014 the YGT have been implementing road safety projects in Tajikistan with the aim of reducing the number of child injuries and fatalities. They have delivered road safety education to hundreds of school children in Dushanbe and developed an innovative ‘Youth Road Inspectors’ programme – training young people as road safety ambassadors to train and support to their peers – as well as implementing a ground-breaking seat belt campaign, which saw increases in wearing rates and identified many more areas to be worked on.

Since 2016, with the support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the Safer Roads Foundation, EASST and the YGT have also been working to improve road infrastructure and engineering practices to ensure roads are safer for everyone. In 2019, a new traffic signalled crossing was installed outside Istiqlol Hospital in Dushanbe, making access to the hospital safe for its 4000 daily visitors. As part of the project, around 200 high-visibility pedestrian road signs have also been installed across the city at high-risk road crossings, including near schools.

Tajikistan Road Safety Facts

There are on average 1352 road fatalities every year.

Fewer than 1 in 8 car occupants wear seat belts.

Around 20% of those injured on the roads are children.

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Tajikistan Road Safety News

EASST works with Ministry of Transport to increase seat belt use in Tajikistan

EASST works with Ministry of Transport to increase seat belt use in Tajikistan

by EASST | June 25, 2024 | News, Road Safety Enforcement, Tajikistan

EASST is working with the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan and our local partner Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT) to increase seat belt use across the country.

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Introducing Tactical Urbanism concepts in Tajikistan

Introducing Tactical Urbanism concepts in Tajikistan

by EASST | May 14, 2024 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Safe road infrastructure, Tajikistan

Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT) organise an introduction to Tactical Urbanism for road engineers and engineering students, as well as key road safety stakeholders from the Ministry of Transport and Traffic Police in Tajikistan.

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EASST, iRAP and IRF join forces with UNESCAP to update road design standards in Central Asia

EASST, iRAP and IRF join forces with UNESCAP to update road design standards in Central Asia

by EASST | March 1, 2024 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Safe road infrastructure, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Improved road design standards across the CAREC countries is the goal of a new UN ESCAP project being implemented by iRAP, EASST, and the IRF.

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EASST supports road safety and sustainable mobility training for CAREC region

EASST supports road safety and sustainable mobility training for CAREC region

by EASST | February 28, 2024 | Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

EASST Director Emma MacLennan is joining our local partner Public Association ‘Road Safety’ in Bishkek this week to deliver training as part of the CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course.

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EASST Partners hold region’s first Active Travel Youth Summits in Central Asia

EASST Partners hold region’s first Active Travel Youth Summits in Central Asia

by EASST | December 15, 2023 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Last month, EASST partners in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan each hosted an Active Travel Youth Summit in their respective countries, reaching over 100 young people.

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EASST partners in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan call for safer cycling infrastructure and awareness on World Bicycle Day

EASST partners in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan call for safer cycling infrastructure and awareness on World Bicycle Day

by EASST | June 29, 2023 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

On 3rd June EASST partners in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan marked World Bicycle Day with fresh calls for safer cycling infrastructure and awareness.

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Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

by EASST | May 15, 2023 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, News, Tajikistan

The EASST regional Situation Report on advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones in Eastern Europe and Central Asia supports calls to #RethinkMobility for a sustainable transition to safer streets.

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Young Generation of Tajikistan are addressing children’s road safety as an urgent priority

Young Generation of Tajikistan are addressing children’s road safety as an urgent priority

by EASST | January 31, 2023 | Children's Road Safety, News, Tajikistan

We have been working with schools around the capital Dushanbe to lower speeds and improve infrastructure to make journeys to school safer for close to 10,000 children.

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EASST Director Emma MacLennan talks on mobility and women’s access to opportunity in remote and rural areas at the International Transport Forum Summit 2022

EASST Director Emma MacLennan talks on mobility and women’s access to opportunity in remote and rural areas at the International Transport Forum Summit 2022

by EASST | May 25, 2022 | News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Safe and Inclusive Mobility, Tajikistan

Emma was invited by the ITF to present at this year’s Summit in Leipzig on how assess mobility choices for women in rural Tajikistan impacts on economic opportunity.

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Tajikistan Road Safety Resources

Istiqlol Hospital road crossing, Dushanbe

Local testimony captured by the Young Generation of Tajikistan on the difference the new crossing at Istiqlol Hostpital in the centre of Dushanbe is having on local people. The crossing was installed through a collaboration between the Safer Roads Foundation, EBRD, EASST, Young Generation of Tajikistan and Dushanbe City Traffic Police. (2019)

Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit

Post-crash Emergency Response ToolkitThis Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit was produced with funding support from UK Aid through the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF). It was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of its work on improving post-crash emergency care. (2021)