Features

Infographic: Afghanistan - Moving Forward to the Future

By the end of 2014, foreign troops will pull out of Afghanistan. Take a look at how ADB projects are helping the country be self-reliant, with infrastructure development and regional cooperation.

Infographic: Ecological Footprint and Investment in Natural Capital

See which countries have the largest and smallest ecological footprint in Asia.

Central Asia and the New Silk Road

The thriving east-west trade that once prospered along the famed Silk Road is slowly being restored to its former glory through transport and trade links being rolled out under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program. Here are 12 facts and figures on the New Silk Road.

Infographic: Asian Development Outlook 2012

Although developing Asia has made great strides in raising living standards and reducing poverty, swelling income disparities threaten to undermine that success.

Central Asia Economy and Regional Trade

CAREC countries are working together to move people, goods, and vehicles across borders faster, more efficiently, and at least cost.

Afghanistan and the Modern Silk Road

Rehabilitating the existing road network is a high priority for the Afghan government and the International community has been helping the country to rebuild shattered road and rail network.

The Asian Development Bank, Afghanistan and the Modern Silk Road

ADB Funds $754 Million to Infrastructure Projects in Afghan Road and Rail Sector

Development Afghans Can Bank On

ADB established the first private sector commercial bank, post the Taliban regime in war-torn Afghanistan. The Afghanistan International Bank (AIB) helps finance small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as consumer and retail banking.

Leapfrogging to Mobile Telephony

ADB is helping Afghanistan's largest telecom operator develop nationwide mobile phone infrastructure and expand cellular services.

Railway to Regional Integration

Today, as new trade routes connect landlocked Central Asia with the booming economies of South Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan's geographic position is proving a valuable asset.