Blog posts tagged to "Central Asia"

  • TAPI to benefit all

    Published on Friday, 08 April 2016

    ADB's Director General for Central and West Asia discusses what to expect from the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline, ADB’s role as transaction advisor, and how to overcome security and financing challenges.

  • Withdrawing cash from an ATM in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

    Tajikistan: Never waste a crisis – see it as opportunity for reform

    Published on Friday, 18 March 2016

    We hope Tajikistan will carry out enough reforms to ride the world economic recovery, and be more resilient to the next crisis. 

  • Road rehabilitation work in the Kyrgyz Republic.

    Designing new climate-resilient roads in the Kyrgyz Republic

    Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

    ADB is piloting the use of vulnerability assessments to help build roads that withstand the impacts of climate change.

  • Customs at the Ak Jol crossing, Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border.

    A snapshot of e-commerce in Central Asia

    Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

    CAREC countries are making progress toward enabling e-commerce as automation improves, infrastructure spreads to rural areas, and regional cooperation promotes cross-border exchanges.

  • Hydropower station in Toktogul, Kyrgyz Republic.

    Why we must embrace risk to achieve development

    Published on Friday, 30 October 2015

    In this ever-changing development environment, multilateral development banks like ADB may not survive unless we innovate and take risks, much like actually reading a classic novel instead of just bragging about it. 

  • Speakers discussed how closer cross-border ties can help countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus overcome existing challenges, and take advantage of new opportunities.

    Cross-border cooperation in CAREC – the next steps

    Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

    The countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus have seen a surge in growth and investor interest in recent years, but the region also faces formidable obstacles. A seminar looked at how closer cross-border ties can help overcome existing challenges, and take advantage of new opportunities.

  • All Eyes on Astana for ADB’s Annual Meeting

    Published on Thursday, 01 May 2014

    With its stunning, modern architecture, crisp blue skies, and myriad influences, Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, provides a dramatic backdrop for ADB’s 47th Meeting of the Board of Governors that starts 2 May and concludes three days later.

  • Central Asian integration: doomed vision or promising future?

    Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    Central Asia has for centuries been seen as a neglected Russian “backyard,” but international interest in the region has increased over the last two decades because of its vast stores of energy and natural resources. To achieve a brighter future the region must pursue greater economic integration.