REGISTRATION: New Book Authors to Explore Central Asia’s Road to Quality Infrastructure

ADBI News Release | 24 March 2021

Tokyo, Japan – Registration is open for a webinar to feature insights from the authors of a new ADBI Press book on overcoming public funding constraints to quality infrastructure and its potential to drive sustainable growth in Central Asia moving forward.

Developing Infrastructure in Central Asia: Impacts and Financing Mechanisms examines infrastructure’s spillover effects and how they can be leveraged to attract private investment for new projects. It draws upon research of seven countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, the People’s Republic of China, and Tajikistan.

The book’s co-editors and a panel of contributors will describe their key findings. They will also highlight the economic impact and financing of three infrastructure projects in the region: railways in Kazakhstan, roads in the Kyrgyz Republic, and an airport in Georgia.

The discussion will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

All the webinar sessions will be held in English and also provide simultaneous interpreting in Russian.

WHEN: 29 March 2021, 14:50–17:00 Tokyo time


Opening Speakers


  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor Emeritus, Keio University
  • Bihong Huang, Economist, International Monetary Fund
  • Dina Azhgaliyeva, Research Fellow, ADBI
  • Qaisar Abbas, Chief of Research Division, CAREC Institute

Presenting Authors

  • Bibigul Aidarkhanova, Senior Lecturer, Kazakh University of Economics, Finance, and International Trade
  • Kamalbek Karymshakov, Economist, CAREC Institute
  • Nestan Devidze, Investment Manager, Kiva

REGISTRATION PERIOD: Registration will remain open until the end of the event.