Turkmenistan and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • 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.

  • Ceremony in Turkmenistan Marks the Beginning of Construction of the TAPI Pipeline

    The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited signed an historic agreement on 13 December 2015 in the Turkmen city of Mary to commemorate the start of construction of the Turkmen portion of the planned 1,800 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project.

  • 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.

  • Turkmenistan: Economy

    For the year as a whole, the decline in global energy prices is projected to reduce export earnings and somewhat slow the pace of investment. However, strong fiscal and external buffers will help support growth in a difficult external environment. Accordingly, the Asian Development Outlook 2015 Update slightly reduces the forecast for growth in 2015 but maintains the forecast for slower growth in 2016.

Since beginning its partnership with Turkmenistan in 2000, ADB has been supporting the country’s national development agenda reflected in the National Program of Socioeconomic Development 2011-2030 (NPSED). The main objectives of the NPSED are diversification of the economy beyond the hydrocarbons sector, development of the country’s transportation and transit potential, modernization of the economy through market-oriented reforms, and promotion of the private sector.

Given the country’s vast energy resources and strategic location, ADB operations focus on enhancements to the transport and energy sectors, with projects fostering regional cooperation.

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5.8(2014) Population in millions

1.6%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

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