Program Research and Advocacy of ASTI implemented since 2003. During this time, the program performed a series of studies aimed at examining the issues of poverty and the effectiveness of development programs, and the results of these studies later became the basis of project activities. Component Advocacy Program began to implement since 2006, when ASTI realized the need to impact on macro-level to strengthen the voice and role of civil society in reducing poverty in the country.
Currently, the Program Research and Advocacy is focused on promoting civil society participation in monitoring the implementation of development programs; Asses the effectiveness of existing programs and projects; Develop and conduct information campaigns to raise public awareness through the study on poverty and development.
The project "Monitoring of Poverty Reduction Strategy", is realized with the support of the ACT Central Asia and is aimed at promoting civil society participation in monitoring of national programs, the institutionalization of public monitoring and improving the effectiveness of development programs.
The project «Promotion participation of Civil Society in Monitoring National Development Program» in the framework of the program «Support of Civil Initiatives» in the Republic of Tajikistan (USAID).
The Cooperation Group on Realization and Monitoring of the Poverty Reduction Strategy presented by 19 public organizations with many years of experience in development programs in different regions of the country.
The important role in realization of the PRS in RT must belong to OCS, which are called to mobilize community potential for reaching the aims of the Strategy.