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Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute (CAREC)
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute (CAREC) is an intergovernmental organization promoting economic cooperation in Central Asia and along the ancient Silk Road through knowledge generation and sharing. CAREC is jointly shared, owned, and governed by 11 member countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Developing efficient institutions and technical capacity building can strengthen regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia.
The region needs to increase resource efficiency, diversify economies, and enhance cooperation to bolster adaptation and mitigation efforts.
This study suggests policy actions for the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan based on the export potential of selected fruits and nuts.
FDI-recipient countries show positive growth in productivity but their technology gains depend on absorption capacity.
This study examines the impediments and gaps that hinder the growth of regional trade and ways to reverse declining trade efficiency.
Strengthen regional initiatives by harnessing advances in technology, promoting cross-border technology transfer, and harmonizing policies and standards.
Lessons from Greater Mekong Subregion countries can help efforts to develop premium markets for Kazakhstan’s halal lamb meat and Mongolia’s camel wool.
Harmonization of transportation and customs policies will boost the corridor’s potential as an alternative trade route between Asia and Europe.
A study of four countries shows vulnerable businesses need cash flow support primarily, including low or no-interest loans.
Policymakers should focus on long-term strategic plans such as zoning of territories based on potential water sources when designing water and sanitation solutions for communities.