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Video January 24, 2022

Developing Central Asia’s Human Capital

During her recent mission to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Fadia Saadah, the World Bank’s Human Development Director for Europe and Central Asia, discussed the World Bank’s support in developing human capital in the region, including existing and prospective Bank-funded projects investing in better healthcare and education services for all. Ms. Saadah speaks about her visit and exchanges on strengthening bilateral cooperation with local partners. She also expresses concern over low vaccination rates across the region, emphasizes the need to overcome vaccine hesitancy to protect the health and lives of millions of people from the COVID-19 pandemic, and stresses the importance of providing reliable information on vaccine eligibility and safety for those with pre-existing health conditions—a key driver of vaccine hesitancy in Central Asia.