December 30, 2016

National Digital Registry of Goods, Services and Works

Country
Asia
Policy/Program
Description of the core change(s) brought by this policy instrument

Enables the government to collect, process and disseminate information about the certification, safety and quality of consumer products.

Please list the implementing agencies

Tajikstandard - Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

Peshraft

USAID Good Governance Fund

Lifecycle of target firms for this policy instrument
Startup firms
If you marked "start-up" and/or "scale-up" firms, please provide the specific definitions used

Start-up firms and scale-ups are new firms or existing firms that are growing to the next level.

Support offered
Non-financial Support
Level of intervention
Ecosystem-level
Barrier(s) addressed with this policy tool
Regulatory
Ecosystem Engagement/Coordination
Policy timeline

Recently the Tajik NGO Peshsaf, along with the Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikstandard), presented a new web-based National Electronic Registry of Goods, Services and Works that will enable Tajikstandard to collect process and disseminate information about certification, safety and quality of consumer products.

They also launched a new mobile app Sifat that allows consumers to report spoiled and expired products in grocery stores to Tajikstandard to help improve food safety and security. This technology both helps the staff of Tajikstandard track food safety and empowers the citizens of Tajikistan while improving public health and preventing food borne illnesses. The app is available in Tajik, Russian and English, and the identity of consumers is kept confidential by Tajikstandard. The project is implemented by local NGO Peshsaf in partnership with Tajikstandard via a small grant from the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia funded by USAID's Good Governance Initiative Fund.

Stated goal/metrics of the policy instrument

To collect process and disseminate information about certification, safety and quality of consumer products. They also launched a new mobile app Sifat that allows consumers to report spoiled and expired products in grocery stores to Tajikstandard to help improve food safety and security. This technology both helps the staff of Tajikstandard track food safety and empowers the citizens of Tajikistan while improving public health and preventing food borne illnesses.

Evidence of results

This is a new project.

Notes and additional context

Tajikistan's economy is heavily agricultural. The program and app especially help food producers and retailers to meet government certification, quality and safety standards and so save money and time.

Geographic scope
National-level