In the modern history of the Turkmen people, under the wise, far-sighted and progressive leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, large-scale reforms, aimed at strengthening financial stability through improving the activities of the banking sector based on a scientific approach and the best practices of first-class foreign banks, are carried out in the country. In this regard, the key importance is attached to the successful implementation of the State Programme of the Development of the Banking System of Turkmenistan for 2011–2030.
Today, banks are one of the main financial intermediaries in the country’s economy. By carefully distributing financial flows among different segments of the economy, banks have a tremendous impact on the planned development of economic sectors. Accordingly, the progressive development of the entire economic system with all its connections and interdependencies depends on how stably and efficiently their activities will be organised. In this context, in order to ensure innovative activity in the process of modernising the Turkmen economy, particular importance is attached to expanding lending to the real sector of the economy, especially in the field of investment lending, which, in turn, is accompanied by the modernisation of both the entire financial sector and its most important part – the banking system of Turkmenistan.