Opening the doors to knowledge: Rebuilding schools in Tajikistan

The collapse of the Soviet Union followed by a devastating civil war severely impaired the quality, as well as the reach, of education in Tajikistan – a country which used to have some of the best levels of education in Central Asia. Following a request from the Republic of Tajikistan, in 1998 the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) began to finance a reconstruction project of secondary schools in rural areas of the country.