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CAREC 2020 Mid-Term Review: Country Consultation Meetings

Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Astana, Kazakhstan; and Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: 4-7 April 2016

From left: Takeo Konishi, country director, ADB Uzbekistan Resident Mission; Vicky C. L. Tan, director, ADB Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, Central and West Asia Department (CWRD); Alisher Paygamov, CAREC national focal point and sector head, Department on Macroeconomic Development, Structural Transformation, Attraction of Foreign Investments and Complex Development of Territories, Cabinet of Ministers, Uzbekistan; Pradeep Srivastava, principal economist, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, CWRD; and Robert Wihtol, Lead Consultant for CAREC MTR 2020. (Enlarge photo)

The CAREC 2020 Mid-Term Review (MTR) team, led by CWRC Director Vicky Tan, Principal Regional Coordination Specialist Pradeep Srivastava, and Lead Consultant Robert Wihtol, conducted focus group discussions with government officials, private sector representatives, think tanks, and donor agencies in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Astana (Kazakhstan), and Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) from 4-7 April 2016.

Discussions focused on how the current strategy can be made more effective in light of the recent global and regional developments and how these are impacting on the individual CAREC countries.

Recommendations will be incorporated into a modified CAREC 2020 Strategy and will inform the next CAREC Long-Term Strategy-CAREC 2030.

The MTR of CAREC 2020 was endorsed by CAREC senior officials in the lead up to the 14th CAREC Ministerial Conference held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The MTR will be based on comprehensive consultations with member countries at both the national level and the sector level (at working group meetings).

From left: Asel Chyngysheva, officer in charge, ADB Kazakhstan Resident Mission; Vicky C. L. Tan, director, ADB Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, CWRD; Nurym Ayazbayev, director, Budget Investment and PPP Development Department, Ministry of National Economy, Kazakhstan; Pradeep Srivastava, principal economist, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, CWRD; Robert Wihtol, lead consultant for CAREC MTR 2020. (Enlarge photo)

From left: Rie Hiraoka, country director, ADB Kyrgyz Resident Mission; Vicky C. L. Tan, director, ADB Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, CWRD; Almaz Sazbakov, deputy minister, Ministry of Economy, Kazakhstan/CAREC national focal point; Pradeep Srivastava, principal economist, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, CWRD; Robert Wihtol, lead consultant for CAREC MTR 2020. (Enlarge photo)

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