Mountains are crucial for economic growth, and preserving mountain landscapes is among the key objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals for a green and just future.

Kseniya Lvovsky, Nigara Abate |

As students return to class in the Kyrgyz Republic after a year of virtual learning, the World Bank offers some recommendations for making education spending more efficient.

Gulmira Sultanova, Syedah Aroob Iqbal, Naveed Hassan Naqvi |

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 |

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 |

As in many parts of the world, the COVID-19 crisis has hit the Kyrgyz Republic hard, with over 83,000 cases and 1,394 deaths reported so far.

Susanna Smets, Togzhan Alibekova, Aidai Bayalieva |

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 |

Natural disasters affect close to 3 million Central Asians annually, almost half of whom live in Uzbekistan. And these are more than just statistics; the reality is that people die, lose loved…

Lilia Burunciuc |