The historic spirit of cross-border trade in Central Asia is being revived in the energy sector.
Ayumi Konishi, former Director General for East Asia, discusses ADB’s new Country Partnership Strategy for Mongolia.
Scaling up ecotourism in Mongolia requires a multi-sector approach that carefully balances conservation and development.
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.
In Mongolia, government assistance programs are showing that direct cash assistance helps the poor without deterring people from seeking work.
A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.
As domestic violence increased during the pandemic, digital technology was used in innovative ways to help victims.
New funding is expected to facilitate transforming Mongolia’s energy sector into a low-carbon one to achieve the government’s renewable energy targets.
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.
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.