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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, May 2020

Our May newsletter narrates about Boao Symposium on Asian development prospects, SDG financing conference in Turkmenistan, several webinars on Covid-19 and its impact, workshops in e-commerce and road safety, among other events. Additionally, release of the Climate Vulnerability, Infrastructure, Finance and Governance research report is announced. And last by not least, MOU gets signed with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography to cooperate in research, capacity building, and internship program.


CAREC Institute E-Newsletter, April 2020

Our April newsletter introduces CAREC Institute-ADB Visiting Fellow Program 2020 finalists, policy brief on e-commerce, Covid-19 recovery prospects in CAREC, and results of CAREC Institute participation in various webinars.


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