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Books | 20 Jan 2021
Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in CAREC Landlocked Countries
SMEs in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation countries can contribute to economic development by helping to diversify the production base, create employment opportunities, alleviate poverty, and increase regional food security.
Reports | 31 Dec 2020
A Road Map for Shymkent–Tashkent–Khujand Economic Corridor Development
This publication presents an institutional framework and action plans for the development of the Shymkent–Tashkent–Khujand Economic Corridor (STKEC) connecting Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Reports | 31 Dec 2020
Assessing the Potential of Trade Along the Proposed Shymkent–Tashkent–Khujand Economic Corridor Development
This report covers the review and assessment of trade in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan along with the potential for development of the proposed Shymkent–Tashkent–Khujand Economic Corridor (STKEC).
Papers and Briefs | 29 Dec 2020
The Wellness Economy: A Comprehensive System of National Accounts Approach
This working paper explains how to derive indicators for a country's wellness sector using the system of national accounts framework. It also provides estimates of these indicators for 10 countries in developing Asia across 2 time periods.
Reports | 29 Dec 2020
Strengthening Cross-Border Community Collaboration in the CAREC Region
This report analyzes cross-border community collaboration among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) member countries and identifies opportunities for inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic development in border regions.
Papers and Briefs | 24 Dec 2020
Infrastructure Quality, Cross-Border Connectivity, and Trade Costs
Islands and especially landlocked countries need to continue improving their infrastructure quality and connectivity with their neighboring countries and the rest of the world.
Reports | 22 Dec 2020
Almaty–Issyk-Kul Alternative Road Economic Impact Assessment
This publication discusses an analysis of an alternative road’s impact on Almaty in Kazakhstan and Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic in driving tourism and economic development, exploring the potential of a more direct link between the countries.
Reports | 16 Dec 2020
Economic Indicators for South and Central Asia: Input–Output Tables
This report contains the latest estimates of input–output tables for South and Central Asia and a more comprehensive range of statistics relevant to analyzing production, trade, and interrelations between firms, industries, and economy sectors in the region.
Policies, Strategies, and Plans | 14 Dec 2020
CAREC Tourism Strategy 2030
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Tourism Strategy 2030 sets out the long-term vision, objectives, programs, and targets to promote sustainable, safe, and inclusive tourism development in the region.
Papers and Briefs | 09 Dec 2020
Infrastructure in Central Asia and Caucasia
To improve the infrastructure development landscape and resolve infrastructure connectivity and financing issues, Central Asia and Caucasia will require an appropriate institutional and regulatory environment.