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Promoting SME Trade Finance in the CAREC Region
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.
ADB-ADBI-CI Research Conference on SME Finance and Infrastructure Impacts
The CAREC Institute in support of and close collaboration with ADB and ADB Institute is organizing a two-day research conference from 29 to 30 November, 2018 at Nazarbayev University, Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Workshop on Special Economic Zones
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.
First CAREC Institute Advisory Council Meeting
The first Advisory Council (AC) Meeting of CAREC Institute was held at the Asian Development Bank PRC Resident Mission Office (ADB PRCM) in Beijing.
Second WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Implementation Capacity Building Workshop for CAREC Countries
Representatives from across the Asia and Pacific region gathered to share experience and knowledge on the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) both at the national and regional levels.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop in the People's Republic of China
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.
CAREC Regional Workshop—Promoting Regional Tourism Cooperation under CAREC 2030
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.
Technology Water Management
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.
National Accounts Capacity Building
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.
Workshop on CAREC Corridor Performance Measurement, Time Release Study, and Behind-the-Border Indicators
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.
Ease of Doing Business: Taxation and Contract Enforcement in CAREC Region
This workshop will inform member countries about regional countries taxation structure and contractual regimes to enable inflow and outflow of FDI.
Third CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum
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.
Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Role of Renewable Energy
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.
Workshop on Horticultural Value Chains Development
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.”