The historic spirit of cross-border trade in Central Asia is being revived in the energy sector.
A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.
Governments in Central and West Asia must commit to reforms and get them right, or face a downward spiral. The costs of the crisis are already obvious in rising deficits and debt. There is no room for complacency.
A truly intraregional South Asian economic vision linking India and Pakistan is a win-win to unleash the region’s vast economic potential.
Wellness provides a more balanced and holistic view of a country’s development than its per capita gross domestic product. A new tool is helping policymakers measure wellness in society.
Central Asia’s long-term economic prosperity depends upon participation in global value chains and upgrading to higher value-added activities.
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.
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.
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.
With expanding regional cooperation and a readily available platform, the building blocks are in place for Central Asia to achieve energy security, resilience and economic competitiveness.