In ensuring the success of social protection programs, who benefits from public transfers is as important as how much or what type of support is provided. Tajikistan offers a case in point.
We hope Tajikistan will carry out enough reforms to ride the world economic recovery, and be more resilient to the next crisis.
The government can speed up the process of structural economic transformation in Tajikistan by addressing several constraints and establishing a business-friendly environment.
An ADB-financed project is helping female entrepreneurs open sewing workshops, bakeries and cattle ranches, and other business ventures.
Spilling hydropower in one country can benefit a neighboring country that lacks power or is relying on diesel.
100% urban electrification doesn’t necessarily deliver 24/7 power in some developing countries.
In Central Asia, it once took up to 58 hours and $318 for a cargo truck to cross a border. Countries in the region are working together to streamline the process for goods and services to move across borders.
Central Asia is improving food safety measures to share with the world some of the more than 8000 plant species, as well as livestock, from the region.
State-owned enterprises, including power utilities, in many countries have collected a menagerie of assets unrelated to their core business. And they are selling cheap.
Reforming state-owned enterprises can be an extraordinarily complex activity but it is underpinned by a single clear goal.