Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor

Oct 2021; CAREC Institute, ADBI

Spanning from the People’s Republic of China through Central Asian countries along the Caspian Sea to Europe, the Trans-Caspian Corridor is an increasingly important channel for transportation and cross-border trade. The corridor also has significant potential as a driver of inclusive and sustainable development, but considerable financing gaps and other challenges must be addressed to meet its rapidly expanding infrastructure needs.

Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor examines physical infrastructure development in the region, particularly transport and energy infrastructure, and its implications for trade and economic opportunities. It also provides policy insights on boosting the development of the Trans-Caspian Corridor, the economic spillover effects of physical infrastructure growth in local areas, and new interlinking trade and transit routes.

The book is an invaluable resource for policy makers, researchers, and others interested in better understanding how infrastructure development and innovative policies for attracting greater private investment in new infrastructure projects can support more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies in Central Asia and beyond.

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