Turkmenistan and ADB

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  • Poverty in Turkmenistan

    Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in Turkmenistan and compare poverty indicators among countries in Central and West Asia.

  • TAPI Pipeline to Help Turkmenistan Diversify Gas Exports, Support Growth

    The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) signed an Investment Agreement in a ceremony witnessed by petroleum ministers and senior government officials of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, and senior ADB officials. The agreement will pave the way for long-term gas sales that will allow Turkmenistan to diversify its gas export markets and support growth.

  • E-commerce Spreads Its Roots in Central Asia

    In 2015, Central Asian countries made strides improving the environment for cross-border e-commerce in the region.

  • Country Operations Business Plan: Turkmenistan, 2016–2017

    ADB interventions in Turkmenistan envisage, among other things, promoting the private sector, as well as knowledge sharing, and capacity building initiatives, in line with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020.

ADB began working with Turkmenistan in 2000 and has since been helping to diversify the country’s economic base and increase its share of regional trade.

Given Turkmenistan’s vast energy resources and strategic location, ADB operations focus on enhancements to the country’s transport and energy sectors, with infrastructure projects fostering regional cooperation. ADB has also provided expert advice through a technical assistance grant to facilitate the long-term exporting of power to Afghanistan.

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