Data Review #20

BRI in Central Asia: Overview of Chinese Projects

Farkhod Aminjonov, Alina Abylkasymova, Anna Aimée, Bahtiyor Eshchanov,b,c Daniyar, Moldokanov, Indra Overland, Roman Vakulchuk 


This data article summarises the analysis of 261 Chinese projects in Central Asia. The findings indicate that trade promotion and industrial development are the sectors where there is most BRI-related activity in Central Asia. The total number of projects in these areas approximates the number of projects in all other areas combined. These sectors also receive most investment. In  terms of  the number of implemented projects, roads is  the second key
sector,  followed  by  energy. However,  due  to  larger  project  sizes, energy  receives more  funds  than  roads. The majority of Chinese projects in Central Asia are bilateral.
Keywords: BRI, China, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


OSCE Academy / NUPI


Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

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