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Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program : Annual Report 2015 (English)

Central Asia (CA) was impacted adversely by significant economic shocks during 2015. The region experienced a series of external shocks from late 2014 through 2015, including a sharp drop in commodity prices (particularly for oil and metals), a significant slowdown in major trading partners, (especially Russia), and a loss in competitiveness due to an increase in the value of the U.S. dollar, against which many countries manage their currencies, and a decline in the value of the Russian ruble. At the end of 2015, the region's 2016 growth rate was expected to be around 3.96 percent – the second lowest since independence. This period of recent economic hardship – coupled with fragile poverty gains and a lack of consensus on regional resource management – poses significant challenges for continuing regional development. Recent gains and progress on poverty reduction have slowed down; for example in Uzbekistan national poverty rate declined from 14.1 percent in 2013 to 13.7 percent in 2014 and an estimated 13.6 percent in 2015; in Kazakhstan progress on poverty reduction largely stalled due to slow growth and a weak labor market; the situation is similar in the other Central Asian countries. Progress on poverty reduction in the region remains vulnerable to external shocks. In addition, the harsh climatic conditions and associated higher costs for heating, clothing and shelter pose severe challenges to the regional poor. A lack of consensus among CA states on transboundary water issues contribute to a situation in which recent regional political, socioeconomic and ecological achievements will remain fragile.


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    Central Asia,

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    Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program : Annual Report 2015

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Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program : Annual Report 2015 (English). Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program Annual Progress Reports Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.