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Economic Brief: COVID-19 and Acceleration of Some Megatrends

This economic brief focusses on some megatrends that are accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses briefly what new technologies have emerged globally, how these change the organization of supply chains and globalization, and how COVID-19 impacts these developments.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, October 2020

Our October newsletter covers details of the third Advisory Council meeting, CAREC senior official meeting, and sector coordination committee meetings. It also narrates about two research projects conducted under the CAREC Think Tanks Network research grants program.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, September 2020

Our September newsletter covers the inaugural meeting of the Financial Sustainability Working Group, CAREC customs cooperation and regional trade group meetings, CAREC cooperation meeting with historian Peter Frankopan, details of participation in various conferences, workshop on infrastructure investment, and details of two workshop reports.

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Visiting Fellow Program 2020: Assessing Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

The research findings suggest that agriculture in Central Asia is sensitive to climate change, and the impacts will be more acute after the temperature increase. Results indicate that every degree Celsius increase in annual temperature has resulted in a modest benefit of $4/hectare increase in agricultural net revenue, which amounts to $117 million in total agricultural benefits across Central Asia.

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Visiting Fellow Program 2020: Identification and Spatial Mapping of Economic Clusters in CAREC

The analysis revealed that across a multitude of indicators such as population growth, economic activity variation, road density differences and change of land use, the values within the influence zone of the corridor are heterogenous across countries but significantly higher (Tajikistan being an exception in population growth variable) in comparison with the country-wide averages determined from national statistics.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, August 2020

Our August newsletter provides short descriptions of several workshop proceedings, describes preliminary findings of two more visiting fellows 2020, and gives details of several cooperation discussion which took place in August.

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Workshop Report on Road Asset Management

This workshop report summarizes presentations and discussion of the workshop titled “Road Asset Management (RAM) and RAM System” delivered by the CAREC Institute for senior government officials and experts from ministries of transport, rural development, public infrastructure, and other relevant state agencies of the CAREC countries during 10-13 August 2020.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, July 2020

Our July newsletter narrates about research findings of three Visiting Fellows, NFP survey results, economic brief regarding the scramble for the COVID-19 vaccine and many more.

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Economic Brief: Resurgence of the Pandemic and Economic Uncertainties: The Global Scramble for a Vaccine

In a new economic brief titled “Resurgence of the Pandemic and Economic Uncertainties: The Global Scramble for a Vaccine,” our Chief Economist Hans Holzhacker writes that the global economy shows some momentums of resumed growth, but they are not solid. There is a lot of good will, and efforts are made, for a “better recovery” from the COVID-19 crisis, and hope for a greener and digitalized economy, which will also lead to more inclusive post-COVID-19 economic order.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, June 2020

In this issue, we tell about our strategy 2022 mid-term review, financial sustainability approach, announcement of Pakistan’s voluntary contribution toward the Institute, new economic brief on intra-CAREC trade, webinar on high-quality development and modernization, several new ongoing research, and many more.

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Workshop Report: Meeting Environmental Objectives through Energy Sector Reforms

Our workshop proceedings report summarizes presentations and discussion of the workshop titled “Meeting Environmental Objectives through Energy Sector Reforms in Asia and the Pacific: Role of Energy Pricing Reforms and Emissions Reduction,” jointly organized by CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute during 22-24 June 2020 through an online arrangement

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Workshop Report: Climate Change Regional Policy Dialogue - Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The CAREC Institute workshop proceedings report on “Climate Change Regional Policy Dialogue: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic” of 18-19 June 2020 provides detailed information about climate-informed investment options; integration of environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) issues in climate change policies; influence of COVID-19 on green bonds; cooperation platforms, etc.

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Workshop Report: Elements of Road Safety Engineering (Mongolia)

The workshop report on the elements of road safety engineering summarizes the CAREC Institute’s online workshop of May 2020 for Mongolia’s Ministry of Road and Transport Development, traffic police, and road safety professionals. It also shares lessons and recommendations for future consideration.

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