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 e-Alert / Issue No. 16 / 21 May-1 Jun 2012

 
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Features
CAREC senior officials meet in Hohhot, PRC
Senior government officials of the 10 CAREC countries will meet on 6–7 June 2012 in Hohhot, People's Republic of China to discuss, among others, key developments on CAREC 2020, progress of CAREC priority sectors, and other initiatives. For details, visit the CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting page.
CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating
Committee (ESCC) Meeting
Manila, Philippines: 21–22 May 2012

The first CAREC ESCC Meeting for this year reviewed progress of CAREC energy initiatives, including the energy strategy and action plan, and discussed the committee’s work plan for 2013–2015. For details, visit the ESCC Meeting event page.
Second Seminar on World Trade
Organization Accession
Almaty, Kazakhstan: 14–16 May 2012

The seminar on accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) focused on services liberalization. Key features of WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services and sectors under the Agreement were discussed. For details, visit the Second Seminar event page.


Events

Upcoming Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
4-5 Jun 2012 CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Business Networking Forum and Working Groups Meeting Hohhot, PRC
5 Jun 2012 16th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Hohhot, PRC
6-7 Jun 2012 Mid-Year CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Hohhot, PRC
6-17 Jun 2012 Training on Customs Inspection Techniques Shanghai, PRC
24 Jun-3 Jul 2012 Training on Customs Intelligence Shanghai, PRC
2-3 Jul 2012 Roundtable Seminar on Ways Forward for Corridor-based Transport Facilitation Agreements in the CAREC Region Beijing, PRC
24-26 Jul 2012 Third Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession Shanghai, PRC
25-26 Jul 2012 Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues Bangkok, Thailand
Aug 2012 Subregional Workshops on Performance-based Contracting for Road Maintenance To be determined
Aug 2012 Workshop on Agricultural Cooperation Urumqi, PRC
Sep 2012 Third CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Annual Meeting PRC
Sep 2012 Special CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting with a National Focal Points Study Tour and a Regional Project Site Visit Bangkok, Thailand
Sep 2012 11th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting PRC
Sep 2012 Environmental and Social Safeguards in Road Projects Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan
Sep 2012 Subregional Workshops on Performance-based Contracting for Road Maintenance To be determined
Sep 2012 Training on Vegetable Production Urumqi, PRC
Sep 2012 Workshop on Detection and Surveillance of Wild-Type Poliovirus in the PRC and Central Asia Urumqi, PRC

Recent Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
22-31 May 2012 Training on Customs Modernization for CAREC Countries Shanghai, PRC
21-22 May 2012 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Manila, Philippines
14-16 May 2012 Second Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession: Services Liberalization and the WTO Almaty, Kazakhstan
14-15 May 2012 11th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Manila, Philippines
23-26 Apr 2012 Capacity Building Workshop on Single-Window Implementation Seoul, Republic of Korea
12-14 Mar 2012 First Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession Vienna, Austria
27-29 Nov 2011 Second CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Logistics Training Urumqi, PRC
24 Nov 2011 CAREC Development Partners' Forum Baku, Azerbaijan
23-24 Nov 2011 10th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Baku, Azerbaijan
22 Nov 2011 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
21 Nov 2011 15th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan

CAREC Projects

Publications


CAREC Program Brochure | РУССКИЙ

CAREC 2020: A Strategic Framework for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program 2011-2020 | РУССКИЙ

Connecting to Compete 2012: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy, May 2012 (World Bank)

Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Risk Inequality in Asia, Apr 2012 (ADB)

Global Food Price Inflation and Policy Responses in Central Asia, Mar 2012 (IMF)

BRIC's Philosophies for Development Financing and Their Implications for LICs, Mar 2012 (IMF)

The CAREC Program website--www.carecprogram.org; www.carecprogram.org/ru-- serves as a comprehensive hub focusing on the full spectrum of CAREC Program work and activities in Central Asia and neighboring subregions.

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

  • full information and documentation relating to the CAREC Program
  • a searchable database of CAREC-related projects with links to original documents
  • a searchable studies and training 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 CAREC projects, contacts, country-specific features, national strategies, and other key documents in the CAREC priority sectors

CAREC is a partnership of 10 countries working together - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – and supported by 6 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 create economic growth and improve the quality of life for all people of the CAREC region.

Your feedback on the site and contributions are most welcome; email info@carecprogram.org