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. 18 / 18-29 Jun 2012

 
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Features
Mainstreaming of CAREC 2020 in national development plans
Five CAREC member countries-Azerbaijan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan-have conducted workshops to introduce the CAREC 2020 strategic framework and start mainstreaming its objectives of expanded trade and improved competitiveness into their national development strategies. More
International Energy Agency Caspian Energy Policy Dialogue and Training
Astana, Kazakhstan: 3-5 July 2012

The Policy Dialogue and Training will engage countries of the wider Caspian region in discussing perspectives on energy technology, delivering energy-training modules, and sharing best practices in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy. For details, visit the Energy Policy Dialogue and Training page.
Roundtable Seminar on Ways Forward for Corridor-Based Transport Facilitation Arrangements
Beijing, People’s Republic of China: 2-3 July 2012

The seminar will take stock of and learn from existing transport facilitation arrangements (TFAs) in the CAREC region, learn from international good practices on TFAs, and recommend ways to move forward on corridor-based transport facilitation in the CAREC region. For details, visit the Roundtable Seminar page.
CAREC development partners pledge support to CAREC 2020
Bilateral and multilateral institutions pledged support to the implementation of CAREC 2020, the strategic framework of the CAREC Program for 2011–2020. For details, read the highlights of the Development Partners' Forum.


Events

Upcoming Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
2-3 Jul 2012 Roundtable Seminar on Ways Forward for Corridor-Based Transport Facilitation Agreements in the CAREC Region Beijing, PRC
3-5 Jul 2012 International Energy Agency (IEA) Caspian Energy Policy Dialogue and Training Astana, Kazakhstan
24-26 Jul 2012 Third Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession: Managing WTO Accession Process - Strategies, Challenges, and Practices Shanghai, PRC
25-26 Jul 2012 Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Bangkok, Thailand
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
12-13 Sep 2012 Meeting to Review Implementation of AFG-KGZ-TAJ Cross-Border Transport Agreement Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Recent Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
24 Jun-3 Jul 2012 Training on Customs Intelligence Shanghai, PRC
6-17 Jun 2012 Training on Customs Inspection Techniques Shanghai, PRC
6-7 Jun 2012 Mid-Year CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Hohhot, PRC
5 Jun 2012 16th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Hohhot, PRC
4-5 Jun 2012 CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Business Networking Forum and Working Groups Meeting Hohhot, PRC
30 May 2012 CAREC 2020 National Workshop: Kyrgyz Republic Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
30 May 2012 CAREC 2020 National Workshop: Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
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
16 May 2012 CAREC 2020 National Workshop: Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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
10 May 2012 CAREC 2020 National Workshop: Turkmenistan Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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