Reducing air pollution will improve people’s health, reduce GHG emissions, achieve billions in economic gains across Central Asia, and save thousands of lives each year.

Lilia Burunciuc |

Meaningful digital connectivity, that is, connectivity that is available, accessible, relevant, affordable, safe, trusted, and user-empowering, is a necessity in today’s world —and increasingly, a…

Lilia Burunciuc |

How can Kazakhstan’s ambitious carbon neutrality goal by 2060 be reconciled with energy-driven economic growth?

Jean-François Marteau |

Kazakhstan needs to work hard to boost its productivity to reach its ambition of high-income status by 2050, and to join the ranks of the 30 most developed countries.

Mariana Iootty, Martin Melecky |

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Eurasian nations were better prepared than others to respond to the crisis and ensure the delivery of essential public services. This blog post discusses…

Oleg Petrov, Rafal Rohozinski, Anatoly Motkin |

Across Central Asia, there are remarkable examples of strong female trailblazers who have been pushing the boundaries for decades. For this year’s International Women’s Day, and throughout March,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

With only a decade left to achieve Zero Routine Flaring by 2030, the time to act is now. Here's how.

Zubin Bamji |

Can echolocation technique be used by people without sight? An innovative start-up in Kazakhstan, Sezual, has developed echolocation for human beings, with support from the World Bank.

Yeraly Beksultan, Karen Grigorian |

The mountains of Central Asia provide more than a breathtaking view. They are essential to the region’s resilience – people’s day-to-day lives, health, and future.

Paola Agostini, Daniel Kull |

Before COVID-19, 6 out of 10 students were functionally illiterate in Kazakhstan, a higher-middle-income country where, on average, a child is expected to complete 13.7 years of schooling. The…

Jean-François Marteau |