Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

Central Asian Corridor Links Europe and East Asia

In Central Asia, a railway and road network links Europe to East Asia, traversing the Russian Federation border to the People’s Republic of China via Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Read More


During its 15 years of partnership with Tajikistan, ADB has used its financial resources and technical expertise to help improve the welfare of the Tajik people. The partnership has promoted social development, restored and built new infrastructure, expanded agricultural production, and encouraged regional cooperation and trade within the framework of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.

ADB interventions in Tajikistan in the next 3 years will support inclusive growth by creating economic opportunities and ensuring greater access to growth.


Fast Facts

8.07 (2013)
Population in millions

2.4% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

42.0% (2011)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
114.14 / 10.12
Agriculture (8)
7.50 / 0.67
Education (1)
388.27 / 34.44
Energy (6)
8.00 / 0.71
Finance (2)
7.50 / 0.67
Health (1)
29.90 / 2.65
Industry and Trade (3)
55.00 / 4.88
Multisector (4)
85.00 / 7.54
Public Sector (2)
428.40 / 38.00
Transport and ICT (10)
3.60 / 0.32
Water Supply (1)
1,127.31 / 100.00
TOTAL (38)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013