New Book Spotlights Path to Trans-Caspian Corridor Transport and Trade Breakthroughs

ADBI News Release | 21 October 2021

Tokyo, Japan – A new ADBI Press book explores keys to meeting changing infrastructure needs in the Trans-Caspian Corridor, an increasingly important channel for transportation and cross-border trade linking Asia and Europe, and its potential to drive inclusive and sustainable growth.

Coedited by ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva and Yelena Kalyuzhnova of the University of Reading, Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor examines physical infrastructure development in the region, particularly transport and energy infrastructure, and its implications for trade and economic opportunities.

The book also provides policy insights on boosting the development of the Trans-Caspian Corridor, the economic spillover effects of physical infrastructure growth in local areas, and new interlinking trade and transit routes.

Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor offers invaluable evidence-based research and analysis for better understanding how infrastructure development and innovative policy recommendations for attracting greater private investment in new infrastructure projects can support more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies in Central Asia and beyond.

Launch Webinar: Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor
25 October 2021, 15:50 – 18:00, Tokyo time

The launch webinar will feature topline findings from Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor, to be highlighted by the coeditors and a panel of discussants. It will be followed by an audience question and answer session.


  • Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Syed Shakeel Shah, Director, CAREC Institute
  • Dina Azhgaliyeva, Research Fellow, ADBI
  • Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Vice Dean, Henley Business School, University of Reading; Director, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
  • Peter Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist, Vice Chair of Research, ADBI
  • Panel of discussants