B5+1 Forum

Business Partnership, Regional Prosperity

Strengthening Regional Integration Through Businesses in Central Asia

B5+1 is the business counterpart to C5+1, the diplomatic platform for Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) and the U.S.  Following its first-ever Forum, the group is emphasizing five priority industries and concrete actions that are needed to accelerate regional integration and economic development in Central Asia. Participants of the March 2024 Forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan included business leaders, investors, experts, and policymakers from the region and many other countries.

Forum Materials and Research Products

Opening Markets and Improving the Business Climate

B5+1 is an initiative under the IBECA (Improving the Business Environment in Central Asia) program by CIPE and is supported by the U.S. Department of State. Efforts align with goals outlined in the New York Declaration issued by the C5+1 countries following a Presidential Summit in September 2023. Commitments include efforts to enhance economic security and resilience.