Afghanistan and ADB

ADB placed its regular assistance to Afghanistan on hold effective 15 August 2021. In 2022, ADB, through a special financing arrangement with the United Nations, provided basic human needs support to ensure food security and to sustain the delivery of essential health and education services for the Afghan people.

Afghanistan: Translations in Pashto

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Financial Literacy and Fintech Use in Family Business

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Financial Literacy and Fintech Use in Family Business

A higher level of financial literacy has strong and positive effects on fintech use in family businesses and various business outcomes.

Impact of Trade Facilitation Indicators on Trade Flows in Transport Corridors of CAREC Region and Policy Implications

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Impact of Trade Facilitation Indicators on Trade Flows in Transport Corridors of CAREC Region and Policy Implications

Developing stronger trade facilitation indicators along the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation corridors can have a significant positive impact on bilateral trade performance.

Gendered Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and West Asia: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Gender-Responsive Public Investments

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Gendered Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and West Asia: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Gender-Responsive Public Investments

Examining how the livelihoods, health, and well-being of women in Central and West Asia were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, this report assesses responses and considers how the experience can guide gender mainstreaming.

Road Map to Developing a Regional Risk Transfer Facility for CAREC

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Road Map to Developing a Regional Risk Transfer Facility for CAREC

This report outlines how the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program could set up a disaster risk transfer facility to help members strengthen risk management.