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EDB Investment Portfolio

As of March 2023

93 projects in ten sectors:
Financial sector
Other infrastructure
Machinery and engineering
Other sectors
Chemical sector

13 March 2023
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) presented the latest issue of the Macroeconomic Review for its six member states. The Macroeconomic Review is a regular publication by the EDB, which provides a snapshot of the macroeconomic situation and projects short-term developments in its member countries. The review also contains statistical information on key macroeconomic indicators
08 February 2023
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) presented the latest issue of the Macroeconomic Review for its six member states. The Macroeconomic Review is a regular publication by the EDB, which provides a snapshot of the macroeconomic situation and projects short-term developments in its member countries. The review also contains detailed statistics on key macroeconomic indicators
06 December 2022
Effective management of Central Asia’s water and energy complex in the Aral Sea basin becomes increasingly important every year. Coordinated approach could ease natural, economic, technical and social uncertainties in ensuring sustainable water use and reliable energy supplies. The EDB’s new report, Regulation of the Water and Energy Complex of Central Asia, scrutinises historical data and international experience to suggest five institutional solutions that would benefit all countries of the region. In particular, the report proposes to establish the project consortium to promote faster construction and more efficient operation of major hydro-electric objects and validates a model for a financial operator’s engagement in the regulation of Central Asia’s water and energy complex
29 November 2022
The EDB has published its Macroeconomic Outlook for the Bank's six member states for 2023. Bank analysts expect the region’s economies to continue adapting to the new environment. In terms of economic developments in 2023, Russia’s GDP is projected to decline by 2% while the other countries will see growth in their GDPs: Armenia by 4.2%, Belarus by 0.3%, Kazakhstan by 4.2%, Kyrgyzstan by 3.5%, and Tajikistan by 6.5%
15 November 2022
The optimal scenario for developing Central Asia’s energy system, as proposed by the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), would reduce investment needs in the region’s water and energy complex by US $11 billion, slow increases in the average tariffs for consumers from 50 to 35 per cent, and reduce installed capacity needs from 84.0 GW to 74.8 GW, said Alexander Gareyev, Managing Director and Head of the EDB Directorate for Energy, at the Second Almaty Energy Forum
10 November 2022
A new report by the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB, the Bank) focuses on structural changes in Central Asian economies. Over the past 20 years, Central Asian countries’ GDP has grown more than sevenfold, and at an average rate of 6.2%, which is faster than in developing countries and more than twice as fast as the world as a whole. Central Asia’s strategic role in wider Eurasia will increase, as will its importance to its immediate neighbours and key economic partners, Russia and China. The region’s countries have a historic opportunity to take advantage of their transit potential and to approach external markets through their emerging international transport corridors. Coordinated development of the water and energy complex, including green energy, also present significant opportunities for growth. Integration initiatives have significant potential to stimulate economic growth, with infrastructure integration being especially important
26 October 2022
The International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) becomes increasingly important as some EAEU countries reorientate their foreign trade and develop “new logistics.” For this reason, the Caspian countries are seeking to boost investment in the corridor’s transport infrastructure. EDB experts estimate that more than 100 projects are being planned for implementation before 2030. At the same time, over 40 non-tariff and other barriers impede the effective functioning of the corridor. A new EDB study provides recommendations on how to improve soft infrastructure, including the creation of an enabling environment for international freight transport, the harmonisation of border crossing procedures, and the introduction of a coordination mechanism for managing the INSTC
22 June 2022
The Eurasian Development Bank’s (EDB) Fund for Digital Initiatives has launched the Work in the EAEU mobile app, an online platform to ensure one of the freedoms of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) – the free movement of labour. Tigran Sargsyan, Vice Chairman of the EDB Management Board and supervisor of the Fund for Digital Initiatives, presented the digital solution at the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council session in Minsk
30 May 2022
The EDB has published its Macroeconomic Outlook for its region of operations for 2022–2024. The baseline scenario projects Russia and Belarus’s GDPs to decline by 7.0% and 6.5% in 2022, respectively. The economies of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan will continue to see positive growth at 1%, 2.5%, 1.1%, and 4.2%, respectively. Russia and Belarus’s adaptation to the new reality could take four to five quarters. GDP growth in these countries will return to positive rates and inflation will approach the targets in 2024
25 January 2022
The Bank has published survey results as part of the EDB Integration Business Barometer project. Most companies feel positive about Eurasian integration. The most welcome measures adopted in the EAEU are digital transformation, in particular, the one window system . Some companies noted a significant number of issues in EAEU activities and the barriers they face. They are also interested in emerging opportunities for free trade with China, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and the European Union

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Key macroeconomic indicators as of March 2023

GDP growth
Adaption to the changed operating environment
Year-end inflation
Inflationary risks prevail, including uncertainty about the impact of price ceilings and the EU embargo on Russia’s oil and oil products, widening budget deficits and a strong labour market
Key rate, year’s average
Maintaining the key rate at 7.5–8% will ensure near-neutral monetary conditions and strike a compromise between mitigating inflation risks and fostering economic transformation
RUB/USD exchange rate, year’s average
Continued foreign trade surplus will support the rouble