CAREC e-Alert

Keeping Updated on CAREC

CAREC e-Alert, the Program’s electronic newsletter, provides updates on recently approved projects in the region, on the latest and upcoming institutional and sector-related events, and on regional cooperation–themed and sector-specific studies and research on regional cooperation.

CAREC Institute E-Alert, 7 July 2010

CAREC Business Development Forum
Urumqi, PRC: 29-30 July 2010
The CAREC Business Development Forum aims to support private sector participation in regional initiatives, encourage foreign direct investment in priority infrastructure projects, and promote collaboration among private and public sector organizations in CAREC countries. Representatives from the public and private sectors in Central Asia and nearby countries are invited to attend. [ more... ]

Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources
Launched at the 43rd Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting in May 2010, ADB's Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources presents the beauty and wealth of the region's natural resources, some issues its peoples face in using and conserving them, and the progress being made toward sustainable development. [ more... ]

Recent Updates
  • Institutions for Asian Connectivity, Jun 2010, ADB Institute
  • Commodity Prices and Inflation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, Jun 2010, IMF
  • Strategic Water Resources in Central Asia: In search of a new international legal order, May 2010, EU-Central Asia Monitoring
  • Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia, May 2010, IMF
  • Global Monitoring Report 2010: The MDGs after the Crisis, Apr 2010, World Bank/IMF
  • Today's People, Tomorrow's Prosperity: Reviving Growth in Central and West Asia, Apr 2010, ADB
  • Ancient Culture, Modern Economy: ADB Projects in Uzbekistan, Apr 2010, ADB
  • Bilateral Dimensions of the CAREC Trade Facilitation Agenda: Spotlight on Mongolia and the People's Republic of China, Apr 2010, ADB

Recent Events
5-6 Jul 2010 Energy Sector Coordinating Committee meeting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
24 Jun 2010 CAREC Awareness Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships Tashkent, Uzbekistan
21 Jun 2010 CAREC Awareness Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships Dushanbe, Tajikistan
25 May - 3 Jun 2010 CAREC Training Course on Specialized Customs Topics Shanghai, PRC
4 May 2010 CAREC Seminar: Building Seamless Connections for New Prosperity (43rd ADB Annual Meeting) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
16-17 Apr 2010 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
15 Apr 2010 Twelfth Trade Policy Coordinating Committee (TPCC) Meeting ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

Upcoming Events
6-8 Jul 2010 Single Electronic Window Seminar Baku, Azerbaijan
29-30 Jul 2010 Business Development Forum Urumqi, PRC
Latest Approved Projects:
  • Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance Project - Additional Financing, Tajikistan

The CAREC Institute; is a new hub of information and knowledge on regional economic cooperation in Central Asia.

Supporting the work of the CAREC Program and focused on the transport, energy, and trade sectors, the site offers, in Russian and English:

  • full information and documentation on the CAREC Program
  • a searchable projects database with links to original documents
  • a searchable studies/research database with links to original documents
  • a searchable events database providing links to papers and presentations from each event
  • country pages for each CAREC country with links to national strategies and other key documents in the CAREC priority sectors

CAREC is a partnership of eight countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan - working with six multilateral institutions - Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme and World Bank - to achieve development through regional economic cooperation.

Your feedback on the site and contributions are most welcome.