Project Details
Regional Economic Cooperation in Central Asia (Phase II, Year 2)
Summary:The initial studies and dialogues in support of policy reforms to reduce impediments to cross-border trade and traffic under
Phase I of the Asian Development Bank's CAREC Program were conducted during 1997-1998.

Phase II, which involved pre-feasibility analysis of previously identified high priority infrastructure investment projects and support for the continuing policy dialogue, commenced in 1999.

Expected Outcome:The principal objective of the TA was to enhance regional economic cooperation in Central Asia by strengthening cooperation in transport, trade, and energy based on a more institutionalized approach and enhanced policy dialogue.
Expected Outputs:The TA activities were planned to focus on
  • strengthening the institutional mechanisms for regional cooperation; enhancing and systematizing policy dialogue and consensus building to lead to further concrete progress toward project implementation; integrating Azerbaijan into the regional cooperation framework; and strengthening coordination of external agencies' efforts.
Date Approved:2000
Expected Completion:2001
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $420,000
Links/Documents:TA Completion Report