Tajikistan Is Broken. Is There an App for That?
Millennials in Tajikistan were just kids when their nation erupted into a conflict that claimed 100,000 lives. Today, hundreds of thousands work abroad and most families must subsist on less than $1,000 a year. But in the capital, Dushanbe, young entrepreneurs are making use of the country’s notoriously slow internet to transform their city. They’re organizing everything from car buying to festivals — and even online forums despite expression in Tajikistan being far from free — while being careful not to rile their autocratic government.