Special Economic Zones is one of the force multipliers for economic growth. Shenzhen Miracle is one of the key lessons to be learnt for CAREC economies. The country-specific workshop, which CI held in Pakistan, was a huge success and CI intends to replicate it and disseminate the knowledge widely in the region.
CAREC Institute organizes and participates in various conferences, workshops, and training. This page is updated all the time as we prepare and upload many of our events and materials.
Based on research evidence, CI believes that the key to economic diversification and growth is SME. SME has been a recurring theme of CI's programming. During the past two years, CI has conducted workshops on SME development and SME financing. The logical next step is to explore trade financing of SMEs engaged in trade in order to review the challenges in SME trade financing for increasing SME trading for the broader agenda of regional integration.
The meeting will serve as a platform for experts from all member countries as well as international leading figures to discuss and debate new ideas and future direction of CI's work.
The workshop aims to showcase the growth and experience of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the renewable energy sector. Multiple cities in PRC have various best practices to demonstrate.
This workshop will be designed to dig deeper into River Basin Management and Flood control issues in the region, which is vulnerable to climate change and natural disaster. This workshop will also invite officials from East Asia for sharing intraregional experiences.
This workshop is part of the larger initiative of ADB's ERCI. CI will take care of the regional aspect of this initiative. ERCI is conducting a project on CB of member countries on data collection, collation, and presentation of national accounts. This workshop will be an experience-sharing of these in-country initiatives.
Tourism has emerged as a key sector in regional economic cooperation and is the driver of people to people contact. Many member countries have expressed their keen interest in learning about affirmative actions for promoting regional tourism as a key sector for economic diversification. CI is taking the lead in conducting this exploratory workshop on tourism promotion.
The workshop gathered experts from development partners to discuss the continuing improvement of the CAREC Corridors Performance Measurement and Monitoring (CPMM) and promote the broader use of CPMM data in CAREC countries.
This workshop will inform member countries about regional countries taxation structure and contractual regimes to enable inflow and outflow of FDI.
Over 100 participants from development partner organizations, think tanks, business sector, and universities from CAREC member countries attended the forum. Participants exchanged knowledge and research on contemporary development challenges facing the CAREC region.
The intensive workshop, comprising of interactive lectures and group discussions, aimed to examine the role of renewable energy in promoting energy security in Central Asia.
The workshop aimed to promote Horticulture Value Chain in developing Asian countries consistent with the strategic themes of “Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth,” and “Support for Middle-Income Countries.”
Representatives from think tanks and research organizations from across the 10 CAREC member countries discussed future prospects for cooperation and developing a regional knowledge sharing network.
The workshop identified medium- and long-term prospects for the CAREC Institute in relation to its work plan and program, and strengthened strategic partnership and cooperation.
Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Trade Organization, recruited through a technical assistance promoting SPS measures in CAREC, conducted the workshop.
In conjunction with the launching of CAREC Institute’s physical base, the CAREC Institute and ADB Institute jointly organized a training workshop on Economic Corridors and Global Value Chains.
Representatives from nine CAREC member countries discussed the appointment of CAREC Institute (CI) director and deputy director 1, establishment of the recruitment and selection committee and the budget and audit committee, and adoption of the rules of procedure of the CI Governing Council.
The CAREC Institute, the transport division of the Asian Development Bank’s Central and West Asia Department, and the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China discussed the concept and best practices of performance-based road maintenance.
National focal points of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan attended the consultation meeting to discuss and revise drafts of the CAREC Institute assessment; and the CAREC Institute work plan for 2013-2014, and indicative work plan for 2015-2017.
National focal points of Azerbaijan, the PRC, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan attended the consultation meeting to discuss and revise drafts of the CAREC Institute assessment and the CAREC Institute work plan for 2013-2014, and indicative work plan for 2015-2017.
Senior government officials from 10 CAREC member countries were introduced to five key areas critical to fostering successful regional economic cooperation: leadership, public sector management, strategic thinking and planning, public sector finance, and negotiation and persuasion.