ADB in Central and West Asia

ADB works with 10 developing member countries to help build resilience against economic shocks, deliver sustainable services, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

In the Spotlight

  • Improving Livelihoods in Tajikistan through Better Roads

    Photo Essay

    Improving Livelihoods in Tajikistan through Better Roads

    ADB provides steadfast assistance in improving key road corridors and livelihoods in southern Tajikistan. The assistance includes training activities for empowering the economic capacity of women living near the project roads using a mobile app. Such a comprehensive approach is expected to demonstrate the synergetic effects and eventually contribute to strengthening the region's economic platform.

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    Bridge to the Future: Tbilisi 2024

    Join us in May 2024 as Georgia hosts the Asian Development Bank's 57th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in the capital city of Tblisi from 2 to 5 May 2024.

  • Development Asia

    How to Improve Sustainable Regional Integration in CAREC Economies

    Despite the increasing significance of regional integration, limited empirical evidence exists to compute and measure its levels using digital and sustainable development dimensions and related indicators in the member economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Centra

  • Asian Development Blog

    Child Mortality Remains High in Asia and the Pacific: A Renewed Focus on Vaccines is Needed

    Despite a notable drop in under-five mortality, Asia and the Pacific remains a hotspot for child deaths. The pandemic made things worse, causing a significant decline in routine immunizations. It's time to intensify vaccination programs and renew our commitment to children's health.

Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries

ADB's Work in Central and West Asia

"Central and West Asia has experienced unprecedented change in recent decades and while there is vast potential for continued development, our immediate focus remains on addressing the impacts of COVID-19.

ADB will continue to work closely with governments and development partners in the region to foster the economic recovery, develop transport corridors, promote renewable energy, and build competitive and inclusive economies."

Director General Eugene Zhukov

Eugene Zhukov
Director General, Central and West Asia Regional Department

What is CAREC?

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program is a partnership of 11 countries and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated economic growth and poverty reduction. It is guided by the overarching vision of “Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects.”

Data: Central and West Asia

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

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Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

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ADB’s COVID-19 response consists of a $20 billion package announced in April 2020 and the $9 billion Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) announced in December 2020.

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  • Azerbaijan Railway System: Well on Track with Austrian Expertise

    Surrounded by the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains, a reliable and efficient transport system is key to Azerbaijan’s economy. As the largest economy in the South Caucasus, the country has been mostly dependent on oil and natural gas exports that are vulnerable to price shocks.


Eugenue Zhukov
Eugenue Zhukov

Director General


Central and West Asia Department (CWRD)

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines

  Tel +63 2 6324444
  Fax +63 2 6362444

Central and West Asia Department (CWRD)

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines

  Tel +63 2 6324444
  Fax +63 2 6362444

Armenia Resident Mission

2 Vazgen Sargsyan St, 7th floor, Kamar Business Center, Yerevan, Armenia

  Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +374 10 512300
  Fax +374 10 546374

Azerbaijan Resident Mission

45 A. Khagani Street, Landmark II Building, 4th Floor, Baku, AZ1010, Azerbaijan

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +994 12 4373477
  Fax +994 12 4373475

Georgia Resident Mission

1, G. Tabidze Street, Freedom Square, 0114 Tbilisi, Georgia

  Office Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Kazakhstan Resident Mission: Nur-Sultan Office

Nur-Sultan Office, 12 Samal Microdistrict, Astana Tower Business Center, 20th Floor Nur-Sultan 010000, Kazakhstan

  Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +7 717 2 709707
  Mobile +7 775 341 5150

Kazakhstan Resident Mission: Almaty Office

Almaty Office, 20A Kazybek Bi Street, 2nd Floor, Arai Building, 050010 Almaty, Kazakhstan

  Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +7 727 227 4610
  Mobile +7 777 666 3525

Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission

Orion Business Center, 21 Erkindik Prospect, 6th Floor, 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

  Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +996 312 626611
  Fax +996 312 986761

Pakistan Resident Mission

Level 8, North Wing, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  +92 51 2600351 to 69, 2087300
  Fax +92 51 2600365 to 66, 2087397 to 98

Tajikistan Resident Mission

45 Sovetskaya Street, Dushanbe 734001, Tajikistan

  Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  +992 372 271895 / 271897 / 210558
  Fax +992 372 289128

Tajikistan Resident Mission

82, 1972 (Ataturk) Street, Berkarar Business Center Building, Office M1, Ashgabat 744036, Turkmenistan

  Office Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  +993 12 468730
  Fax +993 12 468731

Uzbekistan Resident Mission

1 Qoratosh Street, Tashkent 100027, Uzbekistan

  Office Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  +998 78 1401920
  Fax +998 78 1401976