The ability of the economies of the Caucasus and Central Asia to effectively respond to external shocks critically depends on their cooperation in diversifying trade and transport routes. The right policies and development of the Middle Corridor is a key to success.
In Asia and the Pacific, the responsibility for caring for children disproportionately falls on women, preventing them from participating equally with men in the workforce. Investing in affordable, accessible, and quality child care services will help to foster sustainable economic growth and gender equality.
As countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus navigate post-pandemic recovery and geopolitical challenges, managing increasing public debt becomes crucial for sustainable growth.
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.