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Workshop on Food Safety Network

The CAREC Institute, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Xiamen National Accounting Institute will hold a joint workshop on food safety network during 6-7 November 2019 in Xiamen, the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Knowledge Sharing in Trade Facilitation and Customs Modernization

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with the CAREC Institute, CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC), the South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia have organized an Inter-Sub-Regional Knowledge Sharing Forum on Trade Facilitation and Customs Modernization during 31 October - 2 November 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Workshop on Achieving Energy Security in Asia

The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) will hold a joint workshop on achieving energy security in Asia during 22-23 October 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Workshop on Application of Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction

The CAREC Institute in cooperation with the Xinjiang Institute for Ecology and Geography will deliver a workshop on “Application of Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” during 13-26 October 2019 in Urumqi.

4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum

The CAREC Institute has organized the 4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) in Xi’an, the PRC, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - PRC’s Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) and International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFE) at the Ministry of Finance of the PRC.

Comparison of Economic Integration in Asia and Europe

The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) are holding a joint workshop together with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University on the topic of comparison of economic integration in Asia and Europe on 30-31 July 2019 in Tbilisi.

Workshop on Economic Globalization Statistics

With the aim to bridge critical data and analytical gaps in the economic information systems in the CAREC region, the CAREC Institute organizes a workshop in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on the economic globalization statistics, paired with a conference on mapping value chains on 10-15 June 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Enhancing the Quality of Key Economic Indicators

This 6-day Workshop on 2008 System of National Accounts: Enhancing the Quality of Key Economic Indicators was delivered in Nur-Sultan on May 20-25, 2019 jointly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Promoting Economic Diversification in the CAREC Region

The CAREC Institute has partnered with UNIDO and leading academic institutions in the region to deliver a workshop on economic diversification in the CAREC region aimed at deepening the understanding of characteristics of resource dependent economies, importance of industrial development strategies, particularly export oriented industries, to achieve economic diversification, and enhance capacity of CAREC countries to improve their competitiveness. The workshop was held on 16-17 May 2019 in Ulaanbaatar. The 17th Ministerial Conference of CAREC, on 15 November 2018 in Ashgabat, issued a policy advice to member countries to increase export diversification through promotion of conducive environment for the private sector, and identification of measures to advance industrial and investment policy for specific sectors based on best practices in Asian countries. With this workshop, the CAREC Institute responded to the policy advice by the Ministerial Conference of 2018 to enable economic diversification in member countries.

Promoting SME Trade Finance in the CAREC Region

Based on research evidence, CI believes that the key to economic diversification and growth is SME. SME has been a recurring theme of CI's programming. During the past two years, CI has conducted workshops on SME development and SME financing. The logical next step is to explore trade financing of SMEs engaged in trade in order to review the challenges in SME trade financing for increasing SME trading for the broader agenda of regional integration.

Workshop on Special Economic Zones

Special Economic Zones is one of the force multipliers for economic growth. Shenzhen Miracle is one of the key lessons to be learnt for CAREC economies. The country-specific workshop, which CI held in Pakistan, was a huge success and CI intends to replicate it and disseminate the knowledge widely in the region.

First CAREC Institute Advisory Council Meeting

The meeting will serve as a platform for experts from all member countries as well as international leading figures to discuss and debate new ideas and future direction of CI's work.

CAREC Regional Workshop—Promoting Regional Tourism Cooperation under CAREC 2030

Tourism has emerged as a key sector in regional economic cooperation and is the driver of people to people contact. Many member countries have expressed their keen interest in learning about affirmative actions for promoting regional tourism as a key sector for economic diversification. CI is taking the lead in conducting this exploratory workshop on tourism promotion.