Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020

The Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 of CAREC is anchored on a more integrated approach to improving transport and logistics infrastructure in Central Asia, and promoting trade and transport facilitation. Read More

Developing Asia Growth Outlook Steady As Industrial Economies Firm

An improving growth outlook in Japan and the United States paired with stronger-than-expected performance in the People’s Republic of China support a steady growth outlook for developing Asia, says a new ADB report. Read More


Turkmenistan adopted the Program for Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan, 2012-2016 in early 2012. The program specifies the country’s medium-term development targets, and aims to further strengthen the base for the formation of a growing, diversified, highly competitive, and technologically strong economy.

ADB's country operations business plan for Turkmenistan focuses on the transport and energy sectors, as well as support for reform efforts and knowledge products through policy and advisory, and capacity development technical assistance projects.

Fast Facts

5.32 (2012)
Population in millions

1.3% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

29.9% (1998)
Population living below the national poverty line

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 2012