In the Spotlight
Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in CAREC Landlocked Countries
SMEs in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation countries can contribute to economic development by helping to diversify the production base, create employment opportunities, alleviate poverty, and increase regional food security.
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.
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...
An Energy Policy for ASEAN? Lessons from the EU Experience on Energy Integration, Security, and Decarbonization
An energy policy for ASEAN should explicitly pursue a dual transition pathway strategy to yield the best outcome in the energy trilemma.