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Working Paper: Financial Inclusion and Fintech in CAREC: Constraints and Prospects

In a new working paper on financial inclusion and fintech in CAREC, our staff discuss financial inclusion as an imperative to achieving economic growth in a globalized market, and as an essential element to accomplish important objectives, such as poverty alleviation, anti-corruption measures, employment, social equity, and wealth redistribution.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, December 2020

In this issue we inform about our UN observer status, and provide details of the CAREC Ministerial and the Governing Council meetings. The inaugural issue of the CAREC Quarterly Economic Monitor and MOU with the Institute of Standardization is also announced here.

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Quarterly Economic Monitor

In an inaugural issue of the CAREC Institute Quarterly Economic Monitor (QEM), our Chief Economist team has compiled available data and worked out quarterly trends to gather a first glimpse of the emerging outlook as the world and the CAREC region learn to live with the pandemic while reliable vaccination options offer hope and confidence despite the overhang of the second wave and emergence of a more virulent new strain.

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Policy Brief: Regional Climate Cooperation – Challenges and Perspectives

This policy brief is derived from the CAREC Institute’s research titled “Climate Insurance, Infrastructure and Governance in CAREC” and the namesake virtual workshop delivered in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on 18-19 June 2020.

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CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, November 2020

In this issue, we inform that the Institute has signed the host city agreement. There is information on workshops and conferences regarding the topics of trans-Caspian transport and trade; Aral Sea restoration; biodiversity conservation; and water cooperation in Central Asia. COVID-19 and WASH related analysis is also shared.

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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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