A free trade agreement could bring the economic and social development benefits of global value chains to Central Asia.
Central Asian countries are facing major food security challenges, but can meet them by working together on shared solutions.
Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kazakhstan need increased financing coupled with targeted, innovative solutions to continue driving the economy and creating jobs.
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
Kazakhstan is becoming a leader among developing countries in the use of local currency finance.
Renewable energy, innovation, and investment in new technologies will help Kazakhstan decarbonize its economy without sacrificing the wellbeing of its people.
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.
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.
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.