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. 38 / 1-28 November 2013

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Issue No. 38 • 1-28 November 2013

CAREC Program registers mixed results in 2012
CAREC's Development Effectiveness Review 2012 cites significant improvements in energy and transport, moderate momentum in trade policy, and the need for sustained effort in trade facilitation. Read the full review.
WTO session to highlight CAREC initiatives
The Asian Development Bank, in partnership with the World Trade Organization (WTO), will conduct a session on the CAREC Program at the Bali Trade and Development Symposium on the sidelines of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference. Read more.
CAREC workshop promotes global supply chains
CAREC officials attended a workshop that examined the growth of global supply chains and their implications for policy development and strategies in the Central Asian economies. Read more.


12th CAREC Ministerial Conference
Ministers of the 10 CAREC member countries expressed support for the refined CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020, which outlines investments in corridor projects worth $38.8 billion. Read more.

CAREC to support key new routes to boost regional trade
CAREC member countries will develop key new road and rail routes linking Central Asia to the People’s Republic of China and South Asia to realize the huge trade potential between the three regions. Read more.

Senior CAREC officials discuss priority sector updates
Senior CAREC officials met to prepare for the meeting that would consider refinements in transport, trade facilitation, and trade policy strategies. Read more.



CAREC: Intensifying economic activity in transport corridors
The CAREC Program focuses investment and other activities on developing the six transport corridors that link north, south, east, and west throughout Central Asia. Watch the video.


CAREC Transboundary Animal Disease Control Workshop
Beijing, People's Republic of China: 27-29 November 2013

Ministers and veterinary officials from the People's Republic of China and Mongolia and international and national experts will attend the workshop. For information, email Mr. Yuebin Zhang,

5 Dec 2013 CAREC session at 9th WTO Ministerial Conference Bali, Indonesia
For a list of all upcoming events, click here.


12th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference: Astana, Kazakhstan, 23-24 Oct 2013

CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting: Astana, Kazakhstan,23 Oct 2013

19th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting: Astana, Kazakhstan, 22 Oct 2013

For a list of all CAREC events, click here.


TRANSPORT: CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 (Kyrgyz Republic/ADB)
The project will improve national and regional connectivity by reconstructing and rehabilitating an estimated 120 km of crucial road sections between Bishkek and Osh. Read more.

TRANSPORT: CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project (Tajikistan/ADB)
The project will improve regional network connectivity (CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 and associated subnetwork) and enhance regional economic cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan. Read more.



CAREC Development Effectiveness Review 2012

Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery

Evaluation of World Bank Programs in Afghanistan, 2002-2011

Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Nurturing from the Ground Up


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CAREC is a partnership of 10 countries working together to create economic growth and improve the quality of life for all people of the CAREC region. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are supported in the regional cooperation process 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.

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