Tajikistan: Fraud-ridden election hands crushing win to ruling party

Eurasianet March 3, 2020

The election was a pro forma exercise.

Afghanistan launches works on Central Asia-led CASA-1000 power transmission project

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2020

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on February 6 announced the official launch of works on the Afghan stretch of the Tajik and Kyrgyz-led CASA-1000 electricity transmission project, Afghanistan’s TOLOnews reported.

OUTLOOK 2020 Tajikistan

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2020

Could 2020 see strongman leader of 28 years Emomali Rahmon succeeded by his son? With GDP slowing and a private sector providing few jobs, Central Asia’s poorest nation is going nowhere fast. Moreover, its Rogun dam geared bond looks shaky.

How economic growth in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan masks the plight of their poorest

Sam Bhutia for Eurasianet December 18, 2019

Despite posting solid real GDP growth rates over the past decade, poverty reduction has stagnated in Central Asia’s most vulnerable economies.

IMF Blog: Frontier market borrowing binge

International Monetary Fund November 25, 2019

Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing