Seventh CAREC Think Tank Development Forum Report

Jan 2024; CAREC Institute , CAREC Institute

The CAREC Institute has published the report, which summarizes proceedings of the Seventh CAREC Think Tank Development Forum (CTTDF), titled “Embracing Digital Technology for Sustainable Economic Development”, held on 16-17 August 2023 in Urumqi, the PRC. The forum discussed, among other topics, (i) the findings of CTTN Research Grants Program studies; (ii) the role of digital technology in spurring economic development; (iii) digital strategies, governance, and infrastructure; (iv) the digital divide and policies for boosting digital skills and competencies; and (v) e-commerce, governance, financial inclusion, and fintech.

CTTDF is organized annually under the auspices of the CAREC Think Tank Network as a regional platform for policy discourse on the region’s key challenges. CTTDF attracts leading practitioners from think tanks, multilateral development partners, governments, and the private sector to brainstorm regional challenges and offer diverse perspectives and intelligent solutions to address regional challenges through dialogue, experience sharing, and knowledge collaboration.

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