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

$300 Million Loan to Give Uzbekistan Power Plant New Lease of Life

ADB has approved a $300 million loan to upgrade Uzbekistan’s Takhiatash thermal power plant to meet rising electricity demand in the west of the fast-growing Central Asian country. Read More

Uzbekistan: Country Gender Assessment 2014

This country gender assessment describes the changes in the status of women and men in Uzbekistan as the country rapidly transforms from a state-controlled, agricultural economy to a market-based system. 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

30.24 (2013)
Population in millions

2.1% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

15.0% (2012)
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