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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012

Pursuing Shared Prosperity in an Era of Turbulence and High Commodity Prices

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: September 2012
  • Page count: 234
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.II.F.9

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ISBN: 9789210555104

About the product

This publication provides a review of the region’s outlook as it recovers from the global economic crisis, and assesses the region’s policy response to remaining and emerging vulnerabilities. Areas of economic and social policy analyzed include growth, inflation, trade and investment, financial markets, employment, migration and remittances. Key challenges ahead are addressed and policy responses recommended for countries in order to sustain their development. The publication also analyses the social and economic risks associated with price volatility of food and other agricultural commodities. Policy responses are outlined for governments in the region.