The Time is Now: Act to Stop Violence Against Women
Asia must confront the grim reality that 3 of the world’s top 5 most dangerous countries for women are in this region.
TAPI to Benefit All
ADB's Director General for Central and West Asia discusses what to expect from the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline, ADB’s role as transaction advisor, and how to overcome security and financing challenges.
Delivering the Eurasian Century: South Asia Looks Northwest
A truly intraregional South Asian economic vision linking India and Pakistan is a win-win to unleash the region’s vast economic potential.
How the Unelectrified Poor Can Leapfrog to Off-Grid Solar
New technology will allow people without access to electricity to generate power from the sun and stay off the grid, all for a price cheaper than their kerosene bill.
Reviving Connectivity and Diversifying Trade in Central Asia
In Central Asia, it once took up to 58 hours and $318 for a cargo truck to cross a border. Countries in the region are working together to streamline the process for goods and services to move across borders.
How Do You Like Them Apples? Central Asia Gets Ready to Help Feed the World
Central Asia is improving food safety measures to share with the world some of the more than 8000 plant species, as well as livestock, from the region.
For Sale—Cheap: Farms, Buildings, Cinemas, Kindergartens and More
State-owned enterprises, including power utilities, in many countries have collected a menagerie of assets unrelated to their core business. And they are selling cheap.
What Surfing Taught Me About Reforming State-Owned Enterprises
Reforming state-owned enterprises can be an extraordinarily complex activity but it is underpinned by a single clear goal.
It’s Time for Central Asia to Do Whatever It Takes to Minimize the Pandemic’s Economic Impact
Bold action is required by policymakers and central bankers to keep the region’s economies afloat and contain the pandemic.
Central Asian Countries are Moving Forward Together to Beat COVID-19
A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.