The World Bank is committed to working with all our stakeholders to end gender-based violence (GBV). The time has come to break the silence surrounding GBV in Central Asia, increase awareness, and…

Tatiana Proskuryakova |

Central Asian countries are joining forces across the environment, agriculture, and health sectors to protect food systems and prevent future pandemics.

Tatiana Proskuryakova, Martien van Nieuwkoop |

Disaster risk financing is one crucial component of disaster preparedness. Financial resilience to climate-induced and other natural hazards can boost countries’ capacity to bounce back after…

Martin Melecky, Tatiana Skalon |

Businesses worldwide feel the repercussions of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but how exactly is the private sector faring in Central Asia—a region with deep trade and investment ties to Russia…

Mariana Iootty, Martin Melecky |

The more accurate the public can be in documenting their driving experiences, the more precise government agencies and development partners, like the World Bank, can help fill pot-holes—ensuring a…

Charles Cormier, Tatiana Proskuryakova |

Water plays a critical role in Tajikistan’s economy, but the country’s abundant water resources must be managed in a more coordinated and effective way to enhance the country's growth and…

Ozan Sevimli, Winston Yu |

Water is central to economic growth and human wellbeing. Sustainably managing this precious resource is becoming more urgent as demand grows while supply becomes less reliable. And it is through…

Jennifer J. Sara, Tatiana Proskuryakova |

By rethinking the approach to landscape restoration in Central Asia, the region can better protect lives and livelihoods and help create a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

Paola Agostini, Tatiana Proskuryakova |

As the world celebrates the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, it is important to remind ourselves of the fragility of our environment—we must invest in our planet today to ensure a brighter future…

Chyi-Yun Huang, Dinara Muldabayeva |