Projects
CAREC is a practical, project-based program that has grown from 6 projects worth $247 million in 2001, to 176 projects worth more than $29.4 billion in 2016.

Projects Supported by the CAREC Program

From a modest start, the number and value of CAREC projects-including loans, grants, and technical assistance-have grown rapidly from 2001 to 2016. Regional cooperation has proved to be a powerful planning tool that helps the CAREC countries prioritize and implement national projects that bring regional impact and benefit.

Amount of Loans and Grants, by Sector (as of end-2016, in $ million)




Complete Projects List

Each project entry contains detailed information, including a description, country coverage, priority area or sector, expected outputs and outcomes, approval and expected completion dates, funding type and amount, and related links and documents. The list also includes CAREC-related technical assistance programs.

You can view the complete list of funding agencies below.

Project Title Sectors Countries Funding Agencies Funding Types Approval Year Status
Implementation of Trade Facilitation Initiatives in CAREC Program Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2016 Ongoing
Regional Improvement of Border Services Trade Facilitation Mongolia ADB, GMON Loan 2016 Ongoing
Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Food Safety Trade Facilitation Turkmenistan ADB Technical Assistance 2016 Ongoing
Support to the Development of Red Bridge Border Crossing Point between Azerbaijan and Georgia Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan EU, GAZE Technical Assistance 2016 Ongoing
CAREC Regional Improving Border Services Project Trade Facilitation Pakistan ADB, GPAK Loan 2015 Ongoing
Regional Upgrades of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade Project Trade Facilitation Mongolia ADB, GMON Loan 2015 Ongoing
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project, Additional Financing Trade Facilitation Pakistan WB Grant 2015 Ongoing
Better Coordination of Protection of the Land Border between Azerbaijan and Georgia Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan EU, GAZE, UNDP Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
CAREC: Working with the Private Sector in Trade Facilitation (Phase 2: CFCFA strengthening and CPMM) Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, PRCF Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
Facilitation of Regional Transit Trade in CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional CAREC, JFPR Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Coordinated Border Management for Results in CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional CAREC, JFPR Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Aligning Customs Trade Facilitation Measures with Best Practices in CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional CAREC, JFPR Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Promoting Cooperation in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, CAREC Technical Assistance 2013 Completed
Modernization of Customs Services in Azerbaijan Project Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan GAZE, UNDP Technical Assistance 2013 Completed
Support to Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion in Uzbekistan (Phase 3) Trade Facilitation Uzbekistan GFIN, UNDP Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan ADB, GKGZ, GTAJ Grant, Loan 2013 Ongoing
Aid for Trade for Central Asia Trade Facilitation Regional GFIN, UNDP Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
CAREC: Working with the Private Sector in Trade Facilitation (Phase 2) Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Facilitating Cross-Border Transport in the CAREC Region (Phase 1) Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Afghanistan Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
Integrated Trade Facilitation Support for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (Supplementary) Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
Border Management for Central Asia, Phase 8 Trade Facilitation Regional EU, UNDP Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
Modernization of Customs Services in Azerbaijan Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan GAZE, UNDP Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
Aid for Trade for Central Asia, South Caucasus, and CIS Trade Facilitation Regional Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2011 Ongoing
CAREC – Transport and Trade Facilitation: Border Crossing Point Improvement and Single Window Development Project Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
Supporting Integrated Border Management Systems in the South Caucasus Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan EU, UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Grant 2010 Ongoing
Support to Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion in Uzbekistan (Phase 2) Trade Facilitation Uzbekistan UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Enhancing Border Trade Services and Rules for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Trade Facilitation Mongolia, People's Republic of China ADB Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
CAREC: Working with the Private Sector in Trade Facilitation Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, CAREC, PRCF Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project Trade Facilitation Tajikistan GUSA Grant 2009 Completed
Border Management in Central Asia, Phase 7 Trade Facilitation Regional EU, UNDP Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project, Additional Financing Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Grant 2009 Completed
Trade and Transport Facilitation II Trade Facilitation Pakistan WB Loan 2009 Completed
Growing Inclusive Markets in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Trade Facilitation Kazakhstan TIKA, UNDP Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Trade Facilitation Programme Trade Facilitation Regional EBRD Technical Assistance 2008 Ongoing
CAREC Border Trade Study Trade Facilitation Regional WB Technical Assistance 2008 Completed
Import Financing Facility for Import Agricultural Inputs in Tajikistan Trade Facilitation Tajikistan IsDB Loan 2008 Completed
Integrated Trade Facilitation Support for CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, CAREC Technical Assistance 2007 Completed
Customs Development Project Trade Facilitation Kazakhstan GAZE, WB Loan 2007 Completed
Border Management in Central Asia, Phase 6 Trade Facilitation Regional EU, UNDP Technical Assistance 2007 Completed
Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme Trade Facilitation Regional Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2007 Completed
Customs Modernization Project Trade Facilitation Mongolia ADB, e-AKPF, GMON Loan 2006 Completed
Southern Road Corridor Improvement Project (Supplementary) Trade Facilitation, Transport Azerbaijan ADB Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Capacity Building for Customs and Trade Facilitation Trade Facilitation Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Capacity Development of Selected Developing Member Countries on the Implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the WTO Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Logistics Development and Capacity Building in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Trade Facilitation People's Republic of China ADB, GPRC Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Modernization of Customs Services in Azerbaijan Project Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Building the Capacity of the Ministry of Commerce for Trade and Transit Facilitation Trade Facilitation Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Southern Road Corridor Improvement Project (Alyat-Astara Road) Trade Facilitation, Transport Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Transport Sector Development Strategy Trade Facilitation, Transport Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Cross-Border Trade and Transport Facilitation Trade Facilitation Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Phase II) Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, CAREC Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Loan 2004 Completed
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Tajikistan Component) Trade Facilitation Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Loan 2004 Completed
Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening for Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development (Tajikistan Component) Trade Facilitation Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening for Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Loan 2003 Completed
Capacity Building on Selected WTO Issues Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
Road Development Project III Trade Facilitation, Transport Mongolia ADB, GMON Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic ADB Loan 2002 Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Tajikistan Component) Trade Facilitation Tajikistan ADB Loan 2002 Completed
Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Tajikistan Component) Trade Facilitation Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Trade Facilitation Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Reassessment of the Regional Transport Sector Strategy Trade Facilitation, Transport Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Capacity Building for Developing Member Countries on the WTO Trading System Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia ADB Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Funding Agencies
ACG = Arab Coordination Group, ADB = Asian Development Bank, AITF = Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund, AOJSC = Azerenergy Open Joint-Stock Company, APG = Altay Prefecture Government (PRC), ARTF = Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, Barki Tajik = Barki Tajik, BCPR = Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, BMAP = Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture Government (PRC), CAREC = Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, CDB = China Development Bank (People's Republic of China), CEF = Clean Energy Fund (Multidonor), DBK = Development Bank of Kazakhstan, DFID = Department for International Development, e-AKPF = e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund (Republic of Korea), EBRD = European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EDB = Eurasian Development Bank, ENVSEC = Environment and Security Initiative, EU = European Union, EU-TACIS = European Union-Technical Assistance for the Commonwealth of Independent States, FRDU = Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, GDEN = Government of Denmark, GEF = Global Environment Facility, GFIN = Government of Finland, GGER = Government of Germany, GROK = Government of the Republic of Korea, GRUS = Government of the Russian Federation, GUKG = Government of the United Kingdom, GUSA = Government of the United States, GXUAR = Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (PRC), IFC = International Finance Corporation, IsDB = Islamic Development Bank, JFPR = Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency, KfW = Kreditanstalt fr Wiederaufbau (KfW Bankengruppe), MOC-PRC = Ministry of Communications - People's Republic of China, NDF = Nordic Development Fund, OFS = Other Fund Sources, OPEC Fund = OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development, PPIAF = Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, PRCF = People's Republic of China (PRC) Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund, Saudi Fund = Saudi Fund for Development, SDC = Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Shared = Shared, TIKA = Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency, UNDP = United Nations Development Programme, UNESCAP = United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UNOPS = United Nations Office for Project Services, UZEN = Uzbekenergo, WB = World Bank, YMG = Yining Municipal Government (PRC)