The CAREC Institute and Public Opinion Research Institute (Kazakhstan) will share the preliminary findings from surveys on public attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination in several CAREC countries
The CAREC Institute’s Governing Council (GC) convened on 17 December 2020 to adopt the 10th GC proceedings and make decisions on Institute’s 2020 progress report, work plan for 2021-22 and budget for 2021. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Elnur Aliyev, Deputy Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan.
The 19th CAREC Ministerial convened in a virtual mode on 7 December 2020 under the chairmanship of Minister of Finance Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal of Afghanistan, with a special message from H. E. President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani.
The CAREC Institute and Kazakh-German University in collaboration with other development partners held an online conference titled “Silk Road of Knowledge Scientific-Practical” on 25-27 November 2020.
The CAREC Institute and Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XIEG) in collaboration with the National University of Uzbekistan conducted a virtual symposium titled “Ecological Restoration and Management of the Aral Sea” on 24-25 November 2020.
The CAREC Institute in partnership with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) held a webinar titled “Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor: Infrastructure and Trade” during 16-20 November 2020.
In 2020, UNICEF and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute (CAREC Institute) started a joint research on sustainable water and sanitation systems in rural areas of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The CAREC Institute held the third meeting of its Advisory Council on 21 October 2020 in a virtual mode. The Council discussed the mid-term review of the Institute’s strategy 2018-2022, its response to COVID-19 pandemic, and a proposal regarding the annual flagship publication.
The CAREC Institute in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) delivered a virtual workshop titled Unlocking Private Investments in Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia: Lessons from Central Asia targeting senior government officials/experts from investment related ministries/agencies of all CAREC countries. The four-day capacity building event was held during 23, 24, 30 September, 1 October 2020 online through a Zoom platform.
The CAREC Institute has completed a four-day capacity building online event during 10-13 August 2020, on road asset management (RAM) and RAM system targeting senior government officials and experts from ministries of transport, rural development, public infrastructure, and other relevant state agencies of the CAREC countries. The workshop was led by Dr. Ian Greenwood, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers New Zealand, and author of several internationally renowned RAM manuals.
On 29 June 2020, the CAREC Institute, ADB, and Asia-Pacific Finance Development Institute (AFDI), co-hosted a knowledge sharing webinar on high-quality development, modernization, and policy nexus induced by COVID-19.
The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) delivered an online workshop on “Meeting Environmental Objectives through Energy Sector Reforms in Asia and the Pacific: Role of Energy Pricing Reforms and Emissions Reduction,” targeting senior government officials and leading experts from across Asian sub-regions, including CAREC.
From 18 to 19 June 2020, the CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in collaboration with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of Chinese Academy of Sciences delivered a virtual policy workshop – “Climate Change Regional Policy Dialogue: Learning from COVID-19 Pandemic” – for senior officials from ADB member countries who are leading climate change adaptation, mitigation and financing strategies, to exchange knowledge, best practices and lessons learned on pressing climate change issues at the regional level.
On 29 May 2020, the CAREC Institute, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and UNICEF co-hosted a webinar on the role of Multilateral Development Partners (MDP) in response to Covid-19 in CAREC with emphasis on water, sanitation, and hygiene.
On 28 May 2020, the CAREC Institute has delivered a policy workshop, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADB Institute, and Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI), targeting senior CAREC government officials involved in e-commerce development in their respective countries.
The CAREC Institute has conducted an online road safety workshop, in collaboration with the CAREC Program and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), targeting government officials and road safety experts from Mongolia. The virtual workshop was organized around six sessions over the period of three weeks and the first session was held on 12 May 2020.
On 8 May 2020, the CAREC Institute, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI), Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) co-hosted a webinar to share results of ACCA global member and stakeholder survey on Covid-19 which ran between 13-26 March 2020.
The CAREC Institute’s Chief Economist Dr. Hans Holzhacker discussed measures taken by governments to mitigate consequences for their economies and the population.
On 8 April 2020, the CAREC Institute, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI), Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) co-hosted a webinar to share measures and experiences of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in fighting the Covid-19.
On 25 March 2020, the CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute co-organized a videoconference on Unlocking Private Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia. The videoconference aimed at exchanging views and research findings on private investment potential and opportunities for the CAREC region.