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. 21 / 30 Jul-17 Aug 2012

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CAREC Program registers improvements in 2011
According to the 2011 CAREC Development Effectiveness Review, significant progress was made in 2011 toward achievement of CAREC Program's goals and objectives. Find out how the sectors performed last year, read the Review in English and in Russian.
Managing World Trade Organization Accession Process—Strategies, Challenges, and Practices
Shanghai, PRC: 24–26 July 2012

The seminar helped trade officials in non–World Trade Organization CAREC countries learn about necessary key functions before, during, and after the accession process. For details, visit the Third WTO Seminar page.
Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Bangkok, Thailand: 25–26 July 2012

The 2-day workshop focused on information exchange and initial steps to develop a sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) action plan of future regional cooperation activities in CAREC. For details, visit the SPS Workshop page.


Upcoming Events
23-24 Aug 2012 Subregional Country Consultation Meeting on CAREC Institute Assessment and Work Plan Beijing PRC
28-29 Aug 2012 Subregional Country Consultation Meeting on CAREC Institute Assessment and Work Plan Almaty, Kazahstan
Sep 2012 Trainers' Training for Kazakhstan Customs Shanghai, PRC
26-27 Sep 2012 National Focal Points' Study Tour to the Second Mekong International Bridge Project, Thailand Bangkok and Mukdahan, Thailand
28 Sep 2012 CAREC Consultation Meeting with National Focal Points Bangkok, Thailand
28-29 Sep 2012 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Bangkok, Thailand
17-18 Oct 2012 11th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting Chengdu, PRC
29 Oct 2012 17th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting PRC
30 Oct – 1 Nov 2012 11th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation PRC
Nov 2012 Third CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Annual Meeting Karachi, Pakistan

Recent Events
25-26 Jul 2012 Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues Bangkok, Thailand
24-26 Jul 2012 Third Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession: Managing WTO Accession Process - Strategies, Challenges, and Practices Shanghai, PRC
3-5 Jul 2012 International Energy Agency (IEA) Caspian Energy Policy Dialogue and Training Astana, Kazakhstan
2-3 Jul 2012 Roundtable Seminar on Ways Forward for Corridor-Based Transport Facilitation Agreements in the CAREC Region Beijing, PRC
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 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

CAREC Projects


CAREC Development Effectiveness Review 2011: CAREC 2020-Focus, Action, Results | РУССКИЙ

Shifting Comparative Advantages in Tajikistan: Implications for Growth Strategy (World Bank, Jul 2012)

Asian Economic Integration Monitor July 2012 (ADB, Jul 2012)

Asian Development Outlook 2012 Supplement (ADB, Jul 2012)

The CAREC Program; 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.

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