The region’s aging population poses challenges and opportunities. As the age dependency ratio rises, it's vital to address healthcare, pensions, and food security. Investments in capital, technology, and human capital development are crucial for the 'silver workforce'
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
Education is a fundamental tool for advancing action on climate change, yet it has not been adequately tapped for its potential.
The pandemic has shown central bankers and public debt managers that innovation and creativity are needed to maintain borrowing opportunities and keep local currency bond markets functioning.
The Digital Transformation Caused by the Pandemic Can Be a Powerful Tool for Inclusive City Planning
The changes brought about by COVID-19 can be used to make cities more open, accessible and inclusive to all people.
Central Asia has the opportunity to create a sustainable, safe, easily accessible, and well-known tourism destination that provides a variety of year-round, quality experiences.
Central Asia’s long-term economic prosperity depends upon participation in global value chains and upgrading to higher value-added activities.
The pandemic is putting pressure on small enterprises, which are disproportionately owned or controlled by men. The right policies could help close the gender gap.
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
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.