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Afghanistan and ADB

ADB assistance to Afghanistan is closely aligned with the country’s National Peace and Development Framework, self-reliance and reform agendas, and national priority programs.

15 Jan 2021 | News from Country Offices

Eugene Zhukov Appointed ADB Director General for Central and West Asia

The Asian Development Bank has appointed Eugene Zhukov as Director General of its Central and West Asia Regional Department, effective immediately.

07 Dec 2020 | News Release

CAREC Endorses Long-Term Strategy to Promote Safe, Sustainable, and Inclusive Tourism

Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program have endorsed a new long-term strategy to promote safe, sustainable, and inclusive tourism development in the region. 

07 Dec 2020 | News Release

ADB President Urges CAREC Countries to Boost Regional Cooperation and Embrace Digitalization to Strengthen COVID-19 Recovery

More rapid digitalization and leveraging the private sector can support the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, accelerate regional cooperation, drive innovation, and help countries adapt to new and evolving... 

07 Dec 2020 | News Release

New CAREC Gender Strategy to Promote Women’s Empowerment

Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program have endorsed a new strategy to promote women’s empowerment by ensuring regional projects...


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07 Dec 2020 | Speech

19th Ministerial Conference of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation - Masatsugu Asakawa

Keynote address by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank, at the 19th Ministerial Conference of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, 7 December 2020.

04 Dec 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Does a healthy economy equate with a healthy and happy population?

Wellness provides a more balanced and holistic view of a country’s development than its per capita gross domestic product. A new tool is helping policymakers measure wellness in society. 

26 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Five keys to expanding Central Asia’s global value chains

Central Asia’s long-term economic prosperity depends upon participation in global value chains and upgrading to higher value-added activities.

24 Nov 2020 | Speech

2020 Afghanistan Conference - Shixin Chen

Statement by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24 November 2020


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