The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will conduct a joint workshop titled “Modernizing Sanitary-Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures in CAREC and Use of Digital Certification” on 24 February 2021. The sessions will cover international agreements and emerging trends on SPS measures; modernizing SPS measures for trade in CAREC; ADB-CAREC Institute joint research on e-phytosanitary
The CAREC Institute will organize a virtual research conference on 4-5 March 2021.
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.
The first Advisory Council (AC) Meeting of CAREC Institute was held at the Asian Development Bank PRC Resident Mission Office (ADB PRCM) in Beijing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The workshop, co-organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CAREC Institute, follows two important milestones affecting global and regional trade—the entry into force of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in February 2017 and the endorsement of a new long-term strategy CAREC 2030 in October 2017.
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.