Silk Road Knowledge Corridors: Policy Dialogue Proceedings
The CAREC Institute policy dialogue proceedings emerged from a session on the Silk Road Knowledge Dialogue in the framework of the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum held in October 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The session was organized jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the CAREC Institute to generate a dialogue on the role of knowledge corridors in strengthening economic corridors along the Silk Road.
The objectives of knowledge corridors are not different from those of the economic corridors. Economic corridors, interlinked through hard and soft infrastructure, are used for trade in goods and services leading to increased positive dependencies, value chains, and enhanced economic activity, which contribute to greater regional integration. Knowledge corridors, on the other hand, enable standardization and systemic approach to regional transport, trade, energy, and other sector development.
Rapid advancement in information and communication technology, reduction in time and cost, better access to information and data sharing, and higher connectivity and mobility facilitate knowledge exchange and partnership at a greater degree. The region with its comparatively young and well-educated population can benefit significantly from these emerging platforms for knowledge sharing and exchange.
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