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


Turkmenistan's location places the country in a prime position to facilitate interregional connections among the countries of Central Asia, South Caucasus, South Asia, and the Middle East.

ADB has been actively supporting Turkmenistan’s role in facilitating regional cooperation and strengthening regional energy security through projects aimed at enhanced energy exports from Turkmenistan to the Asian energy markets.

ADB will work with the government to promote regional economic cooperation. ADB’s assistance will focus on infrastructure development in the transport and energy sectors, and in assisting the government’s full engagement in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program.

Fast Facts

5.24 (2013)
Population in millions

1.3% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
125.00 / 100.00
Transport and ICT (1)
125.00 / 100.00
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013