Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
As our work in Uzbekistan has shown, civil society organizations can provide the expertise and flexibility needed to support farmers.
Turkmenistan is working on an innovative program introduce solar power generated steam in a gas fired power station and allow the turbine to use both solar and gas-powered steam based on availability to generate electricity.
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.
Teachers need to be provided the tools and training to successfully lead students into making the jump to effective digital learning.
Uzbekistan has made a promising start integrating PPPs into its infrastructure development agenda. Bold policies and efficient project delivery are needed to take the country’s ambitious program to the next level.
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.
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.