When roads are damaged by natural hazards, the cost is far more than just the effects on the infrastructure. Lives can tragically be lost, and timely emergency response and reconstruction are…

Daniel Kull, Ko Takeuchi, Marinos Skempas, Faridun Sanginov |

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 |

To increase tax revenues, Tajikistan is striving to improve the efficiency of tax administration, and as such, since 2013, the country has been receiving support from the World Bank-financed Tax…

Raul Felix Junquera-Varela, Maya Gusarova, Anna Custers |

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 |

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 |

For the Central Asia region, which is so commodity and remittance dependent, economic output will likely contract by 1.7 percent in 2020, according to the latest Economic Update for Europe and…

Lilia Burunciuc, Ivailo Izvorski |

Working towards water security: A shared mission to support Central Asia’s sustainable growth

William Young |

Ask any tourist visiting Central Asia what they love about the region and, among other responses, you are likely to hear about their mouth-watering experience eating fresh, tasty fruits and…

Kateryna Schroeder, Sergiy Zorya |