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Oct 2017World Bank in Central Asia - Goals and Challenges
The goal of World Bank program is to build a stronger and prosperous Central Asia, together with the people of Central Asia.
VideoTransportREGWorld Bank
Jun 2017ADB Transport Assistance Works: Just Ask This Afghan Shopkeeper
ADB loans and grants since 2010 mean 13 million tons of freight are moved daily on new or upgraded railways throughout Asia.
Jun 2017Kazakhstan and the World Bank - 25 Years of Partnership
Highlights from 25 years of partnership between Kazakhstan and the World Bank
VideoTransport, EnergyKAZWorld Bank
Oct 2016Pakistan Highway Promotes Growth and Connectivity
A four-lane road linking Faisalabad to Multan is under construction. One complete, this part of the National Trade Corridor will help connect Pakistan's deep seaports with landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Aug 2016Western Mongolia's Road to Development
A highway linking Mongolia to neighboring Russia and the People's Republic of China is bringing development, jobs, and social services to the country's remote western regions.
Dec 2015CAREC: Helping the Economy Grow in Uzbekistan
As of 2015, more than $5.31 billion has been invested in transport and energy in Uzbekistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Dec 2015CAREC: Increasing Opportunities in Tajikistan
As of 2015, around $1.13 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Tajikistan through the CAREC Program
Dec 2015CAREC: Improving Transport and Trade in Pakistan
As of 2015, more than $1.03 billion has been invested in transport and trade in Pakistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Dec 2015CAREC: Creating Future Prosperity in the Kyrgyz Republic
More than $1.12 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in the Kyrgyz Republic through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Dec 2015CAREC: Looking to a Vibrant Future in Kazakhstan
As of 2015, more than $8.27 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Kazakhstan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Sep 2015CAREC: Intensifying Economic Activity in Transport Corridors
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program focuses investment and other activities on developing the six competitive transport corridors that link north, south, east, and west throughout Central Asia. Since 2001, CAREC has invested at more than $19 billion in transport projects along 6 corridor routes.
Apr 2015Azerbaijan's Fast Track to Development to Benefit Future Generations
Azerbaijan is taking steps to expand the base of its oil-dependent economy, laying the foundation for the future of the country's next generation.
Apr 2015ADB Assistance Works: Just Ask Afghan Road Users
Millions have benefited from roads built or upgraded by ADB between 2011 and 2014.
Feb 2015Azerbaijan and ADB: Celebrating 15 years of partnership
These images highlight some of the major accomplishments of the 15-year effort to help Azerbaijan achieve its development targets and ensure inclusive growth.
Feb 2015The Missing Link of Railroads
With support from the World Bank, Azerbaijan is investing in its railroads, which many see as a crucial link between the oil fields and markets to the west.
VideoTransportAZEWorld Bank
Dec 2014Presenting the Almaty Ring Road
This landmark public-private partnership, backed by the EBRD, IFC and the Kazakh Government, is the first under a new regulatory framework and could lead to more such partnerships in Kazakhstan's infrastructure sector.
Oct 2014ADB-Azerbaijan: Foundation of a bright future
The 15-year partnership between ADB and Azerbaijan has brought the Central Asian country substantial benefits, contributing to its remarkable development in recent years.
VideoTransport, EnergyAZEADB
Oct 2014Better roads spur trade in Azerbaijan
A truck driver relates how upgraded roads in Azerbaijan are helping producers deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to the country's markets faster.
Sep 2014The Road of Life
Road rehabilitation works along segments of the Osh-Batken-Isfana road in the Kyrgyz Republic result in an increase and diversification of local and trans-border trade.
VideoTransportWorld Bank
Jun 2014World Bank Group launches Country Partnership Strategy 2015-2018 for Tajikistan
Christopher Miller, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Country Officer for Tajikistan, highlights key areas of IFC support to Tajikistan.
VideoEnergy, TransportTAJWorld Bank
Apr 2014ADB and Kazakhstan: Connecting East and West
In landlocked Kazakhstan, connectivity is key to economic development. The government is upgrading more than 2,700 km of road to eventually link the People's Republic of China to Europe. ADB, along with partners, is funding a 470 km stretch of the road in Zhambyl Oblast.
Mar 2014Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund receives boost from donors
The Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund is managed by the ADB and is helping to build and run infrastructure to promote security and drive development. The governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan are providing an additional $286 million to the fund.
Dec 2013New EBRD Country Strategy for Kazakhstan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Managing Director for Turkey, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Olivier Descamps shares the highlights and priorities of the bank's new country strategy for Kazakhstan.
VideoTransport, Energy, EconomyKAZEBRD
Dec 2013Kyrgyz Republic: Promoting Gender Equality in Municipal Services
The EBRD and its donors are supporting the revival of the trolleybus service in Bishkek and the municipal company's gender equality plan.
Nov 2013CAREC Connects
CAREC connects countries, economies, and people by supporting transport, trade, and energy projects.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Jul 2013Improved Tajikistan Road Changes Lives
Travel time between Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic has been reduced, which is improving access to social services and boosting regional trade and cooperation.
VideoTransportTAJ, KGZADB
Jun 2013A Global Future for Eurasia
CAREC is a committed partnership of 10 countries, supported by six multilateral institution partners. Its priorities are transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Sep 2012Uzbekistan: On a Fast Track to Development
Since 1995, the Asian Development Bank has supported Uzbekistan's efforts toward environmentally sustainable rural development, as well as the development of the private sector, regional transport and transit routes, and human capital. Robust economic progress has brought steady gains in living standards and investments in large infrastructure projects.
PhotoEconomy, TransportUZBADB
Jul 2012Afghanistan: The Next Decade and Beyond
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided nearly $2.9 billion in concessional loans, grants, and technical assistance since ADB's operations resumed in Afghanistan in 2002. ADB hopes to improve the lives of millions of people, by 2020.
PhotoEconomy, Transport, EnergyAFGADB
May 2012CAREC Advisor Mr Lan Wu on Regional Cooperation in Central Asia
CAREC Advisor Mr Lan Wu discussed the role of the Asian Development Bank in improving regional cooperation in Central Asia. The discussion focused on the work of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. He was interviewed by Ms. Zhanat Yertlessova, host of Professional Talk, who is also an economist and freelance adviser to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. The interview took place on 7 October 2010.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Apr 2012Mongolia Moving Forward
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Mongolia have agreed on a new 5-year development assistance strategy that aims to help the country diversify its economy and tackle poverty issues.
PhotoEconomy, TransportMONADB
Feb 2012Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC): Building a Global Future
As the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program celebrates 10 years of regional economic cooperation in Central Asia and neighboring countries, this video highlights CAREC achievements in the sectors of transport, trade, and energy. The partnership includes member 10 countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
May 2011EBRD Donors and Central Asia
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development donors provide funding in support of key areas of operations in Central Asia. In 2010, EBRD donors committed €32 million for the region.
VideoEconomy, Transport, Poverty ReductionREGEBRD
Mar 2011Infrastructure Essential for Afghanistan's Security - ADB
Juan Miranda, Director General of ADB’s Central and West Asia Department, discusses why infrastructure is essential for Afghanistan’s security and development.
VideoTransport, EnergyAFGADB
Jan 2011Asian Development Bank to Fund Completion of Afghanistan Ring Road
Work on last remaining section of Afghanistan's 2,700-kilometer Ring Road is set to begin soon thanks to a $340 million grant from ADB.
Nov 2010A New Silk Road
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has provided loans for several key projects in the transport sector in Kazakhstan. The projects will help integrate Central Asian countries into the international road network and strengthen vital trade links between Western Europe and Asia.
Nov 2010Improving the Road Network in Central Asia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) ensures that its transport projects have a long-lasting impact. Sue Barrett, Director for Transport, explains how the EBRD cooperates with other international financial institutions and how it helps the sector's institutional development through technical cooperation grants.
Oct 2010Azerbaijan: Roads that Build Networks
From Azerbaijan you can travel by road to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. That's why the Government of Azerbaijan has been pouring money into its north-south and east-west arteries—and it's aiming to have a network of motorways by 2015.
VideoTransportAZEWorld Bank
Oct 2010Azerbaijan Highway Program
The World Bank has supported Azerbaijan's road sector modernization through its Highway Program, which is being undertaken in three phases.
VideoTransportAZEWorld Bank
Jul 2010ADB and Tajikistan Launch a New Country Partnership Strategy
Tajikistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed on a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for 2010-2014, which will advance Tajikistan's drive to strengthen energy supplies and transport links, and to develop a vibrant private sector to help the economy diversify.
VideoEnergy, Transport, Private SectorTAJADB
Jun 2010New Afghanistan Rail Line Speeds Flow of Humanitarian Aid
ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda has inaugurated a 75-kilometer stretch of railway connecting the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif to the country's northern border, providing a vital humanitarian lifeline for the country.
May 2010Lifeline for Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, ADB is supporting the construction of a 75 km railway linking Hairatan, on the border with Uzbekistan, to Mazare-e-Sharif, Afghanistan's second largest city. The railway will provide a vital lifeline for Afghanistan.
Apr 2010Projects, People and Places - Uzbekistan Grows with Help from ADB
Four photo essays on Uzbekistan presenting ADB's contributions to small businesses, improvements in the rail system, upgrades to regional road networks, and modernized textbooks.
PhotoTransport, EconomyUZBADB
Apr 2010Modern Highways Rejuvenate Ancient Trade Links - ADB
Burgeoning regional road networks are creating jobs and helping commerce blossom in Central Asia.
VideoTransport, Trade FacilitationREGADB
Apr 2010New Silk Road on Track - ADB
Faster, more modern trains are revitalizing the ancient Silk Road.
Apr 2010Modern Highways Rejuvenate Ancient Trade Links
The new four-lane highway stretching across the Kazakh border will shorten transport time and generate better profits.
Apr 2010New Silk Road on Track
Uzbekistan's railroads have been modernized and rehabilitated by the assistance of ADB.
Sep 2009Western Europe-Western China Corridor Project
The corridor project is the largest World Bank loan in history. Kazakhstan will have important trade links with the People's Republic of China to the Russian Federation, and with the European Union.
VideoTransportKAZWorld Bank
Jun 2009In for the Long Haul - World Business
World Business: Currently, less than 1% of trade between Europe and Asia is carried by road along the Silk Route. However, efforts are now underway to create a land bridge on the Eurasian continent.
VideoTransportREGWorld Business
Nov 2008A New Silk Road Links Asia to Europe - ADB
The Asian Development Bank has extended $700 million to Kazakhstan for a new 2,715 kilometer (1,687 mile) road linking Asia to Europe. This 'new silk road' will boost trade between Beijing and Brussels, and create extraordinary opportunities for the region's people.
Jun 2008Afghanistan's Ring Road - ADB
An interview of Juan Miranda, Director General, Central and West Asia Department on building the last remaining link of an all-weather road connecting Afghanistan's major cities.
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