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2019 Tajikistan Global Money Week


  • Khorog State University
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • University of Central Asia SPCE Tajikistan


  • 6 Media Organizations, 60 Schools and Universities, Accelerator Prosperity, Agroinvestbank in Khorog, Association of Banks of Tajikistan, Badakhshan publication house/newspaper, Child Centre for Creativity Khorog, CJS MDO Humo, CJS MDO Imon International, CJSC "Accessbank Tajikistan", CJSC "Bank Asia", CJSC "Bank Eskhata", CJSC "Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston", CJSC "Commerce Bank of Tajikistan ", CJSC "First Micro Finance Bank", CJSC "International Bank of Tajikistan", CJSC "Kafolatbank", CJSC "Orienbank", CJSC "Sohibkorbank", CJSC "Spitamen Bank", CJSC MDO «Azimi-Finance», CJSC MDO «Hamrov», CJSC MDO «Tamvil», CJSC MDO «Tezinfoz», Community Based Saving Groups in GBAO(CBSG-), Construction company Sokhtmonchi, Construction company “THURAS”, Cooperative “Zindagi”, De-Pamiri Handicraft company, Energy Company “Barki Tojik” Dushanbe, Entrepreneurship Spirit Development programme, First Microfinance Bank, First Microfinance Bank in Khorog and Dushanbe, German Development Agency (GiZ) in Khorog and Dushanbe, Ismaili Centre Dushanbe;, LCC MDO "Oxus", LCC MDO Finca, LLC MCO “Imconiyat Khovar”, LLC MDO "Arghun", LLC MDO "Arvand", LLC MDO "Mehnatobod", LLC MDO Matin, LLC MDO «Fazo S», LLC MDO «Furuz», LLC MDO «Rushdi Oriyon», LLC MDO “Azizi Moliya”, LLC MDO “Zudamal”, MCF "Microinvest", MDO “Alif-Capital” LLC, Micro loan organization (MLO) in Khorog and Dushanbe, Ministry of Energy Dushanbe, Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) in Khorog and Dushanbe, National Bank in Dushanbe and Khorog, NGO Madina, OJSC "Commerce Bank of Tajikistan", Pamir Energy Company, Public Organization Umedvor, Public organization “Rural Invest”, Regional council, Regional finance department of GBAO, Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, SSB RT "Amonatbonk", TCELL, “Pamiri Mountain Ride” company


  • 12 480


  • 39 230

National Bank of Tajikistan
Throughout Global Money Week 2019, the National Bank of Tajikistan, together with its partner organizations, organized a multitude of events and activities. In total, over 9,000 children and youth were reached through the events.

University of Central Asia SPCE Tajikistan
SPCE UCA participated in GMW2019, in partnership with 60 various organizations. 10 lectures were conducted by banking experts for school children in Dushanbe and Khorog. During GMW2019, SPCE UCA conducted various contests including drawing, photography, video creations, essay writing, and business plans. All To celebrate GMW2019 SPCE Khorog, in partnership with the local TV channels, organized competitions on financial literacy for students studying accounting technology and cashier programs. A talk show organized in partnership with KSU and regional finance department of GBAO, involving the contribution of local entrepreneurs, experts and students of economics faculty to debate “Learn.Save.Earn”. A concluding ceremony was conducted to disseminate the notion of GMW2019 to wider audiences through mass media and acknowledging the contributions of all partners and winners of various competitions, to further promote financial literacy among the youth. During the concluding ceremony, the work of the schoolchildren (drawings and photos) were displayed and an exhibition was organized to highlight the work of the winners and participants. The ceremony was attended by high-level representatives from local governments, financial institutions, sponsors, school directors, community members, volunteers, and active participants of GMW2019.

Khorog State University
GMW2019 was festively launched at the Khorog State University, by students, representatives of the Economic faculty and heads of different departments. Throughout the Week, the University organized a multitude of activities, which included visits to the First Microfinance Bank and financial literacy awareness sessions offered to children, youth and adults. Furthermore, young people explored GMW exhibitions to learn more about money matters. The University students had the opportunity to attend financial institutions and they organized Financial Fairs. The Week was closed with a financial literacy rally, where students performed, and the Dean of the Economic faculty gave a speech.

2018 Tajikistan Global Money Week


  • The First MicroFinanceBank Tajikistan (FMFB-T)
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), University of Central Asia


  • Accelerator Prosperity, AccessBank, Agroinvestbank, Alif Capital, Amonatbonk, Arvand, Azimi Finance, Azizi Moliya, Badakhshan, Bank Asia, Bank Eskhata, Bonki rushdi Tojikiston, Child Centre for Creativity, Commerce Bank of Tajikistan, Community Based Saving Groups in GBAO, Company Parvand, Sokhtmonchi 2010, THURAS, Cooperative “Zindagi”, De-Pamiri Handicraft, Barki Tojik, , Entrepreneurship Spirit Development Program, Eskhata Bank, Fazo S, FINCA, Furuz, German Development Agency (GiZ), Hamrov, Humo, Imkoniyati Khovar, Imon International, International Bank of Tajikistan, Ismaili Centre, Kafolatbank, Khorog State University (KSU), Matin, Micro Loan Organization (MLO), MicroInvest, Ministry of Energy, Mountain Societies Development Support Program (MSDSP), National Bank, Oriyonbonk, OXUS, Pakistan Bank in Tajikistan (PBT), Pamir Energy Company, Public Organization Umedvor, Rural Invest, GBAO, Rushdi Oriyon, Sohibkorbank, Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Spitamen Bank, Tamvil, TCELL, Tezinfoz, TV Khorog, TV Safina, University of Central Asia, Zudamal, Pamiri Mountain Ride, 33 schools


  • 14 702


  • 580 000

National Bank of Tajikistan
Throughout Global Money Week 2018, the National Bank of Tajikistan, along with Credit Institutions, AMFOT, and Ministry of Education reached over 10,000 children and youth via visits to schools, universities, kindergartens and museums. Financial literacy awareness sessions were offered for children, youth and adults, including visits to museums. Trainers of National Bank of Tajikistan organized intensive discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions. Additionally, the festival was opened on 12 March by students from High School #5 and high-level representatives from National Bank of Tajikistan.

The First MicroFinanceBank Tajikistan (FMFB-T)
Throughout Global Money Week 2018, The First MicroFinance Bank, along with its partners, reached over 400 children and youth through visits to Bank branches and competitions. During GMW2018, financial literacy awareness sessions were offered for children, youth and adults, including sessions on money matters. Intensive discussions, seminars, and other educational sessions were organized in partnership with UCA and various schools from Khorog and Garm Valley. Throughout the Week, young people were encouraged to participate in art competitions and exhibitions. Furthermore, university students had the opportunity to attend Bank branches and learn more about money management skills and the benefits of saving. At the end of the Week, an Awards Ceremony was held to congratulate the winners of the various contests.

School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Tajikistan celebrated Global Money Week (GMW) for the third year, in collaboration with other partners. UCA’s SPCE led the initiative and organized many activities with direct financial support from Pamir Energy, the First Micro-Finance Bank (FMFB), Mountain Society Development Support Program (MSDSP), TCELL mobile company, and in partnership with over 50 other partners. Together with the Center of Creativity for Children and Youth, SPCE Tajikistan led 15 events reaching over 5,000 individuals directly and over 40,000 individuals indirectly (20,000 youth) through mass media and TV. In addition, seven lectures were organized for over 150 members of all Community Based Saving Groups (CBSGs) in Khorog, Shughnan and Roshkala districts. More than four lectures on banking were also delivered by bank experts to over 100 schoolchildren. Throughout the week, SPCE organized drawing, photography, best video footage, handicraft and essay writing competitions related to GMW 2018 for Grade 5 to 11 learners. UCA’s SPCE in Khorog also led a competition on “Money Matters Matter” between SPCE and Khorog State University (KSU) students in a form of “Brain Ring”. Additionally, SPCE organized a mini-business project (BP) competition amongst Grade 9 to 11 students and a “Money Matters Matter” debate competition with expert debaters in Dushanbe. Furthermore, SPCE conducted a 2-3 hours study trip for over 180 schoolchildren to learn about the best financial institutions and businesses in Khorog and Dushanbe. The tour included FMFB, Micro Loan Organizations (MLO), National Bank, Pamir Energy, “Zindagi” Cooperative, Sokhtmonchi 2010 Construction Company, UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences, Eskhata Bank, Parvand, and more. Moreover, a talk show was organized with partnership with KSU, the Centre of Creativity for Teenagers and Youth, local TV and local entrepreneurs. Experts and students specializing in Economics debated on the theme “Money Matters Matter”. A GMW2018 exhibition was held during the concluding ceremony. Over 300 photos, handicrafts, drawings, video footage and other works related to GMW 2018 made by children were displayed. The closing ceremony was held at the Presidential school to promote financial literacy of youth to a wider audience through mass media, and to acknowledge the contributions of all participants and contest winners. Over 270 people participated in the event and winners and volunteers were recognized during this event.

2017 Tajikistan Global Money Week



The National Bank of Tajikistan once again led in conducting the Global Money Week campaign, urging all banking and microfinance institutions in the country to take part and to organize various financial literacy activities for children and youth throughout the country. The Association of Microfinance Organizations of Tajikistan (AMFOT) actively participated in the Week and coordinated the efforts of the microfinance sector of the campaign. IMON International was the most active institution in the campaign, conducting educational seminars and meetings in schools, colleges and universities. IMON International alone reached more than 3,000 youth across the country, and a significant emphasis was placed on young women and rural youth. Overall, 27 financial institutions in Tajikistan conducted trainings on financial literacy in several schools and universities.

Furthermore, SPCE and University of Central Asia Tajikistan once again had a key role in the campaign, conducting more than 80 various events from 27 March - 2 April 2017. Throughout the GMW, they organized interactive games and multiple sessions on “Learn. Save. Earn.”, in addition to an information session, entitled “Types of Deposits and investment,” led by a bank expert. Some students were taken on a study trip to financial institutions and businesses in Khorog and Dushanbe. SPCE Khorog and LC Dushanbe organized a drawing competition, an essay writing competition related to wise investment and a handcraft competition.

"This year, thanks to SPCE, many government and non-government organization were involved in celebrating GMW that impacted a large number of children and youth, and today we can see the tangible result, - 30 children and youth got opportunity to open their own bank account and they could deposit there for the first time from their own earning, by winning the competitions… the important point here is that they earned by applying their creativity and skills…” . Head of “Child and Youth Center of Creativity”, representative of the government body

The concluding event and the awards ceremony was conducted on the 1st of April to award the winners of the competitions, and to recognize the contribution of volunteers and partners that supported in arranging all activities. The event was attended by local TV and media.

2016 Tajikistan Global Money Week




  • 14th - 20th of March


  • 10 810


  • 5 000

The National Bank of Tajikistan once again took the lead in conducting the Global Money Week campaign and informed all banking and microfinance institutions in the country to take part, and to organize various activities for children and youth throughout the country. The Association of Microfinance Organizations of Tajikistan (AMFOT) actively participated in the Week and coordinated the efforts of the microfinance sector of the campaign. On 9 March, the GIZ office in Tajikistan and AMFOT, with the participation of the National Bank, hosted a special training for more than 20 microfinance institutions on conducting financial education activities for children and youth during the Week.

The microfinance organization IMON International conducted its first three-day financial literacy training pilot as part of its SchoolBank program launch in Tajikistan. 25 first-year students of the Institute of Economics and Trade of Tajik State University of Commerce took part in the pilot training that will later be implemented in other institutes and high schools in Tajikistan. Moreover, 27 branches of IMON International throughout the country held “Open Door Days” for youth, group visits to the branches and lectures and seminars on the topic of savings based on the educational “Take part. Save smart!” materials specially created for young people during the Week. Other financial institutions were also very active in Global Money Week celebrations throughout the country; for instance, AccessBank Tajikistan conducted financial literacy trainings, financial games and competitions for students at the universities and bank branches. Overall, 25 financial institutions took part in the campaign and did events in 46 schools and 4 universities throughout the country.

The University of Central Asia (SPCE) in Khorog and Dushanbe conducted multiple events from 14 – 19 March. Amongst the activities, there was a two hour session organized on awakening the entrepreneurial spirit in youth for more than 600 schoolchildren from grades 9 and 10 from nine schools in Khorog city. SPCE Khorog also organized a drawing competition for children aged 7 – 15; this activity was organized in partnership with the Creative Centre of Children by involving the most talented youth artists from all GBAO regions. A session was also conducted on setting financial goals for women that are members of community savings groups (CBSG) in Khorog. Furthermore, a competition on financial literacy and a lecture on “Financial problems of the modern world and its impact on the value on money” was held by Dr. Jonmamad Shermamdov, Rector of KSU. SPCE LC Dushanbe also organized a variety of activities, including sessions on financial planning for women, to First Micro Finance Bank (FMFB) in Dushanbe, essay competitions, lectures and many more.

“I enjoyed the session and realized that saving money matters. I did not pay attention to that before, but from now I started thinking about my spending carefully so that in future when I start my study at university I can have some savings” Student that visited financial institutions and businesses, Tajikistan
It was a very interesting experience to see how businesses are working in reality. I was especially amazed by the way the construction company takes the quality and disciplinary action of its workers very seriously. We were not allowed to visit the site without a special uniform that was provided to each of us. I really felt if I could be part of this one day, so exciting… I really want to become a businessman” Student that visited financial institutions and businesses, Tajikistan
“I think we should continue this good practice with children as they are very motivated, and this is very good for awakening in them entrepreneurship spirit. If we continuously do some sort of business game like we did in two hour sessions, I can say that they will be future entrepreneurs. I really was amazed how children are motivated to learn about business. I myself felt very proud to be part of the GMW process. I felt very good when my work was acknowledged by students and SPCE Management” Active volunteer instructors, Tajikistan

2015 Tajikistan Global Money Week



  • 9th - 17th of March


  • 5 000+

National Bank of Tajikistan led Global Money Week celebrations in the country for the first time this year. It involved all banks and microfinance organizations in the financial literacy activities for children and youth. Association of Microfinance Organizations actively involved microfinance institutions in planning their Global Money Week activities. As a result, a wide range of events took place across the country, reaching young people from rural and urban areas, schools, colleges and universities.

“Framework and Finance for Private Sector Development in Tajikistan” Program of GIZ Tajikistan conducted numerous training events within the framework of Global Money Week for high school and IHE students. Events were conducted throughout the week in many cities and rural areas of Tajikistan with the support of the following private financial institutions: MDO “Humo”, MDO “Arvand”, MDO “Matin”, MLO “44 Chashma”, MLO “Mehnatobod”, MDO “Dastras”. 689 youth participants benefitted by these events. During the training session, the training materials covering the basic concepts of financial literacy developed by GIZ were used. Further, GIZ provided training and individual couching for trainers of the private financial institutions to ensure high quality of events. Several training events were conducted directly by GIZ employees.

Other events included an open day for a group of youth at Alif Capital office where they attended a seminar addressed by the CEO of Alif Capital on 14 March. Microfinance organizations Arvand, Accessbank, MDO Sarvat and others conducted trainings on different aspects of finance and banking for young people. IMON International organzied a wide range of activities through the week, including financial literacy quizzes in several schools, open days in regional branches, training for youth on planning their future, educational games for school children on budget planning, information meetings with more than 1200 children and young people, placing ads in press and radio and many more.

MDO “Bovari va Hamkori” (National Institute of Refinancing of Microfinance Organizations of Tajikistan) organized a meeting for students at the Technological University of Isfare city where the youth were presented with information about financial and microfinance sectors’ development in the country and financial literacy concepts like savings. Young entrepreneurs also shared their experience of starting up business in Tajikistan during the meeting. The launch of the third round of the “Support for youth entrepreneurship” project, the joint project of “Bovari va Hamkori” and the World Bank, was also announced during Global Money Week.

University of Central Asia and Aga Khan Development Network conducted many training sessions on “How to use money wisely” for more than 340 schoolchildren in the grades of 9 and 10. Creative Drawing Competition on the theme of money was launched in the university’s School of Professional and Continuing Education in Khorog to promote creativity among children between 7 and 15 years old.

Several lectures on financial literacy were conducted at the Technological University of Tajikistan and the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Services of Tajikistan. Surveys on the level of financial literacy among students were conducted.

2014 Tajikistan Global Money Week



  • 17th of March


  • 250

Mercy Corps is an NGO that aims to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people to build secure, productive and just communities. In conjuncture with their regional partner Aflatoun they organized an activity to celebrate International Aflatoun Day at the end of Global Money Week 2014. Aflatoun is a network of organizations who deliver social and financial education to over 2 million children in 100 countries. They organized various entrepreneurial themed financial workshops with youths. The workshops set a foundation of basic financial knowledge and also sparked an interest in savings in the young attendees.