GIS mapping of social services
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been used for the first time in Tajikistan to map the delivery of social care services as part of the country’s drive to modernise social care services for children and adults, including the elderly and people with disabilities.
The mapping exercise was one element of a three-year programme of technical assistance provided by OPM to Tajikstan’s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population (MLSPP), and funded by the EU.
Other key achievements of the programme included the development of a social-care service development model as a basis for articulating issue and target-group priorities and to identify resource requirements. This model led to the drafting and adoption of a government decree “On approval of the scope and procedures for provision of free social care services” – which sets a national legal basis for the model described above - and the detailed articulation and formal adoption of services specifications and operating standards for a selection of concrete social care service types.
In addition, a national social work and social care training and education centre was established close to the capital, Dushanbe.
Further information about the programme, Technical Assistance to Sector Policy Support Programme in the Social Protection Sector – Service Delivery Component, can be found below.