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.
The region needs more and better educated teachers, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence, in order to meet the needs of students in the years ahead.
A free trade agreement could bring the economic and social development benefits of global value chains to Central Asia.
Central Asian countries are facing major food security challenges, but can meet them by working together on shared solutions.
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.