Central and West Asia Working Paper Series

The Central and West Asia Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed economic, sector, and policy work undertaken by Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, consultants, or resource persons in the context of the operational work of ADB’s Central and West Asia Department. The series deals with economic and development issues in Central and West Asia, and aims to improve the knowledge of the region’s development and policy challenges, strengthen subregional and country operations, and contribute to national and regional policy dialogue The series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication. The working papers may subsequently be revised and published elsewhere.


  • Pyanj River Morphology and Flood Protection 

    Field, John; Tambunan, Binsar; Floch, Philippe (Asian Development Bank, 2014-07-01)
    "The Pyanj, on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, is a dynamic river system that has caused considerable damage to life and property in both countries due to flooding and riverbank erosion.Flood management efforts have often been short-lived ...
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Water Management in Central Asia 

    Punkari, Mikko; Droogers, Peter; Immerzeel, Walter; Korhonen, Natalia; Lutz, Arthur; Venäläinen, Ari (Asian Development Bank, 2014-05-01)
    Field observations in Central Asia indicate that the climate has been warming and the consequences ofthis trend have already been observed. Disasters related to climate change destroy settlements, agriculturalland, and infrastructure. Central Asian ...
  • Azerbaijan: Financial Sector Assessment 

    Conrad, Jurgen F. (Asian Development Bank, 2012-12-01)
    The report assesses Azerbaijan’s financial sector and explores priority areas for reforms. Despite recent rapid development, the economy’s relatively large size, and rising income levels, the financial sector is not mobilizing savings or financing ...
  • HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities in Regional Transport Corridors in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan 

    Roth, Susann; Elfving, Rikard; Khan, Alia Rahman (Asian Development Bank, 2012-08-01)
    This report recommends ways to combine regional and national strategies for containing the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially among key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure. It summarizes the assessments of the HIV/AIDS situations in the Kyrgyz ...

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