BRI in Central Asia: Overview of Chinese Projects

Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)
Written by

Indra Øverland

Forsker I, Leder for Forskningsgruppen for klima og energi



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.