Central Asia faces multifaceted development challenges despite its vast gas and oil reserves. The landlocked region, consisting of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, struggles with problems such as water scarcity, desertification and an undernourished population.
Bilateral and multilateral donors have been providing development assistance since at least the 1990s, and many non-governmental organizations and consulting firms have opened offices across the region.
These organizations tend to hire local staff, but they are also often eager to work with international professionals on the implementation of projects, including health and infrastructure improvement and private sector development. Devex Jobs includes a comprehensive list of vacancies.
Here’s a rundown of some of the main organizations helping to boost development in Central Asia.