Reforming state-owned enterprises can be an extraordinarily complex activity but it is underpinned by a single clear goal.
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.
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.
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.
Uzbekistan wants to reform its power utility to change the way it trades energy with its four neighbors.
It’s time for Central Asian power utilities to develop a new corporate strategy based on three areas of action.
SOE reforms in the energy sector should be time-bound, and focus on accountability and performance.
ADB’s health bond opens the door to badly needed long-term financing for health projects in Asia and the Pacific.
More available skills at a low cost will help young Uzbeks make the most of their education.