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Chief of Party, Tajikistan Rural Water Supply (RWS) Activity Bakhtiyor Inamov

Bakhtiyor Inamov has 35 years of experience in academics, public administration agencies, business and civil sectors, project management and implementation of projects in public administration, water management, and improvement of services. While working at the USAID projects on Self Governance, provided expert support to the Government of Tajikistan during reforms of state governance at the local level, decentralization of housing, and communal services.

From 2004 to 2009, he participated in the development of the Law on Local Bodies of the State Governance; the Law on the Self-Governance in a town or a township (municipalities); and Reform Strategies for the Government Administration of the Republic of Tajikistan. Between 2009 to 2012, he served as a Country Representative for Tajikistan in the USAID Central Asia Local Development Initiative Project and coordinated the project’s assistance to the Government in the development of the Conception of Reforms for Housing and Communal Services and Sector Development Program. From 2012 to 2017, he was the Deputy Chief of Party from for USAID’s Local Governance Project, and provided support to the Government and Parliament for the improvement of legislation on local self-governance; introduction of independent budgets for the municipalities; and increased the capacity of districts and municipalities to provide water supply services. Further, Bakhtiyor provided consultations to the operators of the water supply systems in the development financial management models.

From 2018 to 2019, under the DFID funded project “Support Parliamentary Oversight of PFM and Budgetary Transparency in Tajikistan,” Bakhtiyor provided key support to the Parliament in the assessment of implementation of the Law on Local Self-Governance in a Town or a Township and the role of the districts and municipalities in providing water services.

He is currently Chief of Party at the USAID Tajikistan Rural Water Supply (RWS) Activity, where he leads efforts to involve the private sector in water supply systems management and promotes the public-private partnership (PPP) model. Working on behalf of USAID projects, he was the Chief Manager responsible for implementation of program tasks in Tajikistan, and coordinated the Project’s activity with the Government, Ministries, Local Governments and local utilities.

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The USAID Tajikistan Rural Water Supply Activity (RWS) partners with local governments, communities, and businesses to develop and improve safe drinking water infrastructure and related services for underserved rural communities. Because the lack of access to safe drinking water disproportionately affects women and children, RWS involves them in every stage of the process. Bakhtiyor Inamov,…