Decisive action is needed to improve air quality and cut carbon dioxide emissions in the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic.
No country can fight climate change alone. The countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program should take coordinated action to combat the increasing impacts of climate change and find sustainable solutions.
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.
As countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus navigate post-pandemic recovery and geopolitical challenges, managing increasing public debt becomes crucial for sustainable growth.
Finance ministries are empowered with functions that allow them to lead a comprehensive, government-wide approach to address climate change.
A free trade agreement could bring the economic and social development benefits of global value chains to Central Asia.
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.
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
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.
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.