When Global Tourism Returns, the Silk Road Awaits
Central Asia has the opportunity to create a sustainable, safe, easily accessible, and well-known tourism destination that provides a variety of year-round, quality experiences.
Making RCEP Successful Through Business-Friendly Rules of Origin
The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership presents a major trade opportunity for Asia but there are still critical details that need to be worked out.
Pandemic Partners: Regional Cooperation Has Helped Asia and the Pacific Mitigate and Recover from COVID-19
The region’s success with decades of growth and poverty reduction is due in large part to the international movement of trade, capital, people, knowledge, and resources – not only within the region but with the rest of the world. This type of regional cooperation is also a powerful tool in addressing the pandemic.
Five Keys to Expanding Central Asia’s Global Value Chains
Central Asia’s long-term economic prosperity depends upon participation in global value chains and upgrading to higher value-added activities.
RCEP is a Gargantuan Trade Deal But Will Economies be Able to Make the Most of It?
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 nations and 2.2 billion people into a trade partnership. It also offers broad economic and societal benefits that go beyond imports and exports.
Coping with the Pandemic in South Asia by Making it Easier to Trade
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
In Central Asia, COVID-19 Response Demands Improved Regional Cooperation
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
In Central Asia, a Soviet-Era Electricity Network Could Power Future Energy Sharing
With expanding regional cooperation and a readily available platform, the building blocks are in place for Central Asia to achieve energy security, resilience and economic competitiveness.
A New Era of Clean Energy Cooperation Along the Old Silk Road
The historic spirit of cross-border trade in Central Asia is being revived in the energy sector.
Central Asian Countries are Moving Forward Together to Beat COVID-19
A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.