Turkmenistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB President Takehiko Nakao attended the 15th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference, which welcomed Georgia as its 11th member. CAREC Ministers agreed to formulate a new long-term strategy for CAREC to enhance its relevance in the context of changing economic and development conditions.
President Takehiko Nakao met with the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, to discuss the country’s development priorities and reiterate support for the government’s efforts to diversify the economy.
Supporting financial institutions is important as countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus work to reform and modernize their economies, says ADB's Nana Khurodze.
Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in Turkmenistan and compare poverty indicators among countries in Central and West Asia.
ADB began working with Turkmenistan in 2000 and has since been helping to diversify the country’s economic base and increase its share of regional trade.
Given Turkmenistan’s vast energy resources and strategic location, ADB operations focus on enhancements to the country’s transport and energy sectors, with infrastructure projects fostering regional cooperation. ADB has also provided expert advice through a technical assistance grant to facilitate the long-term exporting of power to Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Projects in Turkmenistan
Maternal mortality ratio in Turkmenistan, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Internet users in Turkmenistan, per 100 population (2014)
Average annual population growth rate in Turkmenistan (2010-2015)
Population in Turkmenistan, in millions (2015)