47th Annual Meeting - Rethinking Asia's Challenges at the Crossroads of the Silk Road

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana from 2 to 5 May, saw much discussion on connectivity, innovation, and the need to keep up with the demands of a changing Asia and Pacific. 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

ADB Approves $21.02 Billion in Financing in 2013

The substantial lending volume reflects Asia’s continued need for development assistance, despite impressive growth and poverty reduction efforts in recent years. Read More

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


Uzbekistan is ADB’s largest client in the region by the number of loans, and its 14th largest borrower by volume. Overall, Uzbekistan is the 15th largest shareholder among ADB’s regional members.

ADB approved the new country partnership strategy (CPS), 2012–2016 for Uzbekistan in September 2012. The CPS is aligned with Uzbekistan’s Welfare Improvement Strategy, 2013–2015, which guides Uzbekistan’s efforts toward industrial modernization and infrastructure development, focusing on inclusive growth through narrowing rural–urban gaps.

Fast Facts

29.74 (2012)
Population in millions

1.6% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

17.7% (2010)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
565.40 / 13.93
Agriculture (10)
290.50 / 7.16
Education (8)
780.00 / 19.21
Energy (7)
120.00 / 2.96
Finance (3)
40.00 / 0.99
Health (1)
175.00 / 4.31
Industry and Trade (2)
400.00 / 9.85
Multisector (2)
20.70 / 0.51
Public Sector (1)
1,170.30 / 28.83
Transport and ICT (10)
498.00 / 12.27
Water Supply (9)
4,059.90 / 100.00
TOTAL (53)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013