Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Regional Report

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Abstract

The eight countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC) have seen their ups and downs in the past quarter century. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, all members of the Asian Development Bank and part of the former Soviet Union until 1991, went through a first decade of independence amid great uncertainty and hardship. The second decade brought, however, healthy recovery shored up by strong commodity prices. But as the CASC countries enter the second quarter century as independent states, external and internal challenges threaten sustained rapid and inclusive economic growth.

This study explores their prospects for inclusive growth and highlights the central role that “good” jobs can play. It identifies the key issues, illustrates the study’s findings, and sets out a region-wide policy framework for CASC governments. It also identifies a possible role for the Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) in promoting a good jobs for inclusive growth agenda in the region. Inclusive growth refers to rapid and sustainable economic growth whose fruits are broadly shared, without leaving individuals or groups behind on well-being, measured in both income and non-income dimensions. Good jobs are well-paid, and, because highly productive, they are secure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGood Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Central Asia
Asia
Economic growth
Well-being
Kazakhstan
Agenda
Tajikistan
Government
Former Soviet Union
Armenia
International financial institutions
Azerbaijan
Commodity prices
Fruit
Income
Uzbekistan
Uncertainty

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Howie, P. (2019). Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Regional Report. In Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus

Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Regional Report. / Howie, Peter.

Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. 2019.

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Howie, P 2019, Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Regional Report. in Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
Howie P. Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Regional Report. In Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. 2019
Howie, Peter. / Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Regional Report. Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. 2019.
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