On September 15-16, 2022, Ana Burduli of ISET Policy Institute participated in the Sixth Annual CAREC Think Tank Development Forum (CTTDF) in Baku, Azerbaijan under the theme “Recalibrating Growth Dynamics for Inclusive and Sustainable Economies”. The Forum was organized in partnership with ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI), Economic and Scientific Research Institute (ESRI) of the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Azerbaijan, and supported by the ADB.
This year, the CTTDF’s main discussions was around the growth, inclusivity and sustainability in the region. The leading regional think tanks and experts presented and deliberated upon, among others, (i) the outcomes of the CTTN regional research project on “COVID-induced inequalities: education, health, digital access, and women’s workforce participation.” (ii) the state of progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region; (iii) climate change and green energy in the CAREC region; and (iv) geopolitical uncertainties, COVID-19, and the impact on growth and inclusivity. Lead presentations by well-known institutions and renowned experts on each topic was complemented by country case studies by leading CAREC think tank representatives.