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Leading think tanks from the CAREC member countries agreed to establish the CAREC Think Tanks Network (CTTN) during the second CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) in Urumqi, People’s Republic of China (PRC), in 2017 to provide innovative solutions for promoting economic cooperation by recognizing importance of regional perspectives[...]

Urumqi Declaration

“Under the auspices of the CAREC Institute, participants of the Second CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum 2017, have gathered here in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the PRC, to declare the establishment of the CAREC Think Tanks Network (CTTN), to analyze and effectively provide innovative solutions for promoting economic cooperation by recognizing the importance of developing regional perspectives on emerging issues and challenges facing member countries[...]

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The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program is a partnership of 11 countries and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated economic growth and poverty reduction. It is guided by the overarching vision of “Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects.”

The program is a proactive facilitator of practical, results-based regional projects, and policy initiatives critical to sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity in the region. Since its inception in 2001, CAREC has mobilized more than $31.5 billion investments that have helped establish multimodal transportation networks, increased energy trade and security, facilitated free movement of people and freight, and laid the groundwork for economic corridor development.

CAREC 2030 provides the new long-term strategic framework for the program leading to 2030. It is anchored on a broader mission to connect people, policies and projects for shared and sustainable development, serving as the premier economic and social cooperation platform for the region.