Digital Silk Road in Central Asia: Present and Future

The report “Digital Silk Road in Central Asia: Present and Future” explores the processes of digitalization and growing digital connectivity in Central Asia.

How do various projects carried out by Chinese and Central Asian partners fit into both the Digital Silk Road (DSR), part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and into the national digitalization policies developed by Central Asian states? What incentives do they respond to, and what opportunities do they create? What challenges do they face, and what implications do they carry for the governance in the region?

The report “Digital Silk Road in Central Asia: Present and Future" explores the processes of digitalization and growing digital connectivity in Central Asia, and the role that China and Chinese information communication technology (ICT) companies play.

This report is the product of a joint project carried out by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, and the Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute, Narxoz University, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kazakhstan.

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