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, 12 July 2011

 

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Features
CAREC senior officials meet to finalize new strategic framework
On 7-8 June 2011, senior officials from the 10 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program met in Baku, Azerbaijan, to finalize a new 10-year strategic framework that will further develop regional cooperation in transport, trade, and energy. [ More... ]

CAREC highway linking Kyrgyz Republic and PRC gets $55 million ADB loan
A third highway project along the 539-km stretch of CAREC Corridor 1 from the Kyrgyz Republic's capital Bishkek to Torugart, near the boundary of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $55 million loan from the Asian Development Bank. [ More... ]

Event materials are now available online!

Recent Updates
Events:

Upcoming Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
25-26 Jul 2011 2nd CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Subcommittee (Pillar 1) Meeting Bangkok, Thailand
10-11 Aug 2011 2nd CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations Annual Meeting and Working Groups Meeting Issy-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic
Sep 2011 10th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting to be confirmed
Sep 2011 Specialized Training on Customs Modernization for Kazakhstan Customs Shanghai, PRC
Sep 2011 Specialized Customs Training for CAREC Shanghai, PRC
21-22 Sep 2011 CAREC Institute Public Sector Management Course Kabul, Afghanistan
26-27 Sep 2011 CAREC Institute Training Workshop on Performance-based Contracting for Road Maintenance Dushanbe, Tajikistan
29-30 Sep 2011 CAREC Institute Training Workshop on Performance-based Contracting for Road Maintenance Astana, Kazakhstan
Oct 2011 3rd CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Subcommittee (Pillar 1) Meeting to be confirmed
Oct 2011 Joint Review/Experience Sharing of Joint Customs Control Pilots by Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and the PRC to be confirmed
12-13 Oct 2011 CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Astana, Kazakhstan
21 Nov 2011 15th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
22-24 Nov 2011 10th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Baku, Azerbaijan

Recent Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
9 Jun 2011 CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Inception Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
7-8 Jun 2011 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
7 Jun 2011 Seminar on CAREC 2020 Baku, Azerbaijan
6 Jun 2011 Workshop on CAREC 2020 Medium-term List of Priority Projects: Transport and Trade Facilitation Sectors Baku, Azerbaijan
6 Jun 2011 14th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
23-25 May 2011 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
17-18 May 2011 Subregional Workshop for CAREC 2020 Urumqi, PRC
25-26 Apr 2011 Subregional Workshop for CAREC 2020 Astana, Kazakhstan
19-20 Apr 2011 Subregional Workshop for CAREC 2020 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Projects:
  • Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project - Loan (People's Republic of China)
  • National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) Project - Second Additional Financing (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • CAREC Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road) - Project 3 (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Project 2 (Uzbekistan)
  • CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Technical Assistance (Uzbekistan)
  • Regional Logistics Development Project - Loan/Grant (Mongolia)
Papers:
  • Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific: Sustaining Dynamism and Inclusive Development, May 2011 (UNESCAP)
  • Is the EU-Central Asia Strategy Running Out of Steam?, May 2011 (EU-Central Asia Monitoring)
  • Asian Development Outlook 2011: South-South Economic Links, April 2011 (ADB)
  • Global Monitoring Report 2011: Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs, April 2011 (World Bank)
  • World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security,and Development, April 2011 (World Bank)
  • World Economic Outlook 2011: Tensions from the Two-Speed Recovery-Unemployment, Commodities, and Capital Flows, April 2011 (IMF)
  • Regional Economic Outlook 2011: Middle East and Central Asia, April 2011 (IMF)
  • Rising Food and Energy Prices in Europe and Central Asia, April 2011 (IMF)

The CAREC Institute website--www.carecinstitute.org; www.carecinstitute.org/ru-- serves as a 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 10 countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, 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.

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