20 Years of CAREC: Working Together for Sustainable Development

Video | 21 September 2020

For 20 years, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program has been a reliable platform for shared and sustainable development through cooperation.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, CAREC’s member countries—Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan—continue to work with development partners to achieve higher levels of economic growth and to reduce poverty in the region.

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A global crisis calls for shared solutions.

Working together, CAREC countries can overcome the challenges of the pandemic.

For 20 years and with over $38 billion in investments, the CAREC Program has helped the region grow, and will help it heal from COVID-19.

With regional cooperation, countries can keep goods flowing across borders, revitalize the tourism industry, promote digital entrepreneurship, and prevent future health outbreaks.

With growing investments in infrastructure that powers millions of homes and keeps people connected, CAREC’s development partners and 11 member countries will continue working together to achieve shared, sustainable development in the years to come.