Islamic Finance Can Be a Powerful Tool to Boost Climate Action
Addressing the climate emergency will require all the funding possible from as many diverse sources as possible. Islamic climate finance instruments could help in Asia and in many other parts of the world.
How Trade via Rail in Central Asia Can Mitigate the Energy and Climate Crises
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
Here’s How Pandemic School Closures Worsen Asia's Educational Divide
The closure of schools due to COVID-19 has had wide-ranging impacts on students and education systems. Support should focus on closing the learning gap and preparing for the next crisis.
Asia's Governments Need to Act Now on Scarring Effects of School Closures
Profound impacts are already being felt due to school closures in Asia. Urgent action is needed to limit further damage to students and the broader economy.
When Global Tourism Returns, the Silk Road Awaits
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.
To Make the Transition to Digital Learning, Start with Teachers
Teachers need to be provided the tools and training to successfully lead students into making the jump to effective digital learning.
Five Keys to Expanding Central Asia’s Global Value Chains
Central Asia’s long-term economic prosperity depends upon participation in global value chains and upgrading to higher value-added activities.
In Central Asia, COVID-19 Response Demands Improved Regional Cooperation
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
In Central Asia, a Soviet-Era Electricity Network Could Power Future Energy Sharing
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.
Countries in Central and West Asia Must Avoid a COVID-19 Race to the Bottom
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.