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.
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The CAREC Institute, and the Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI) of the PRC, in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have launched a capacity building and knowledge sharing program titled “China-Central Asia Accounting Elites Exchange Program” on 16 December 2019.
The CAREC Institute has organized the Silk Road Knowledge Dialogue session in the framework of the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum which was held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Gakharia, during 22-23 October 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) have organized a joint workshop on achieving energy security in Asia during 22-23 October 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The CAREC Institute in cooperation with the Xinjiang Institute for Ecology and Geography has delivered a workshop on “Application of Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Central Asia” during 16-26 October 2019 in Urumqi.
In cooperation with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the American University of Central Asia, the CAREC Institute has organized a workshop for senior personnel of state bodies in charge of managing state-owned enterprises (SOE) and public-private partnerships (PPP) to discuss existing SOE practices and reform strategies in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, during 26-27 September 2019.
The CAREC Institute has organized the 4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) in Xi’an, the PRC, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - PRC’s Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) and International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFE) at the Ministry of Finance of the PRC.
The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) held a joint workshop together with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) on the topic of comparison of economic integration in Asia and Europe on 30-31 July 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The CAREC Institute held its 2nd Advisory Council meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 28 June 2019.
With the aim to bridge critical data and analytical gaps in the economic information systems in the CAREC region, the CAREC Institute organized a workshop in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on the economic globalization statistics, paired with a conference on mapping value chains on 10-15 June 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This 6-day Workshop on 2008 System of National Accounts: Enhancing the Quality of Key Economic Indicators was delivered in Nur-Sultan on May 20-25, 2019 jointly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The CAREC Institute has partnered with UNIDO and leading academic institutions in the region to deliver a workshop on economic diversification in the CAREC region aimed at deepening the understanding of characteristics of resource dependent economies, importance of industrial development strategies, particularly export oriented industries, to achieve economic diversification, and enhance capacity of CAREC countries to improve their competitiveness. The workshop was held on 16-17 May 2019 in Ulaanbaatar. The 17th Ministerial Conference of CAREC, on 15 November 2018 in Ashgabat, issued a policy advice to member countries to increase export diversification through promotion of conducive environment for the private sector, and identification of measures to advance industrial and investment policy for specific sectors based on best practices in Asian countries. With this workshop, the CAREC Institute responded to the policy advice by the Ministerial Conference of 2018 to enable economic diversification in member countries.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CAREC Institute partnered with the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee to conduct the subregional workshop that aims to discuss the application of specific customs-related provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan.
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 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.