Policy Paper – Maximizing the Positive Impacts and Minimizing the Risks of the BRI


This policy paper is based on a comprehensive study carried out by the Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum on the economic and social impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative on countries in the Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC) region. Its objective is to present a balanced view of the BRI. It does so by outlining both the most important benefits and opportunities, as well as the most pressing challenges and risks, for the region’s countries as identified in the study. It also offers a set of policy recommendations whose implementation (at the national and regional levels, as well as by China and the international development finance community) would help the CASC region maximize the BRI’s benefits while minimizing its risks. Click the cover photo above to download the Policy Paper.

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