Country Director, ADB Turkmenistan Resident Mission
As a Country Director, Mr. Chang Ching Yu leads ADB’s operations in Turkmenistan since August, 2019, including developing country partnership strategies and country assistance programs, operational management, conducting policy dialogue with the government and coordinating with other development partners. Prior to that, from 2017 to 2019, he was a Lead Institutional Coordination Specialist, CWOD, CWRD and assisted CWRD management in all HR and budget management, and other operational and administrative areas including co-financing, security, and office management. From November 2012 to 2017, Mr. Yu was ADB Country Director for Tajikistan where he coordinated with HQ in strategic and policy formulation and dialogue, and operational management, and led development coordination of 28 bilateral and multilateral development partners and DCC’s policy dialogues with the Government. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Yu worked as Principal Results Management Specialist, Strategy and Policy Department, and led a small group in developing guidelines and conducting staff training on results-based Country Partnership Strategies, Country Portfolio Reviews, and Country Operations Business Plans. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Senior Safeguards Specialist of Central and West Asia Department, He helped establish a safeguards unit in CWRD front office, served as a safeguards specialist on project teams, and led a team in processing an emergency loan for Pakistan earthquake reconstruction. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Yu was Evaluation and Senior Evaluation Specialist at Operations Evaluation Department. During this period, he conducted about 16 project- and sector-level evaluations covering multisectors including transport (roads, ports, and railway), energy (power and gas), and water supply and sanitation. Mr. Yu earned his bachelor degree in sciences from Beijing University, China, master degree in Geography and Planning and doctoral degree in Geography and Planning from University of Toronto, Canada.