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Progress in Trade Facilitation in CAREC Countries: A 10-Year Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring Perspective
This report discusses progress made by the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program's trade facilitation efforts from 2010 to 2020 and evaluates the efficiency of cross-border trade across six CAREC transport corridors.
The impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on small businesses in Central and West Asia underscore the need for improved strategies to strengthen the entrepreneurial base in the region, according to a report by ADB.
Countries in central and west Asia have endorsed three new cross-border cooperation initiatives to help accelerate the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, improve food security, and boost the development of clean energy.
Here are some key figures that illustrate the impacts of climate change in the CAREC region, and demonstrate how vital it is for countries to work together for effective climate change mitigation and adaptation.