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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ENHANCING COMPETITIVENESS SMES

Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs

Subnational Innovation Systems and Technological Capacity-building Policies

12 Jun 2007
This publication contains the proceedings and papers presented at the Regional Consultative Meeting on Subnational Innovation Systems and Technology Capacity-Building Policies to Enhance Competitiveness of SMEs, which took place in Beijing, China in October 2006.
TRADE FACILITATION IN THE SELECTED

Trade Facilitation in Selected Landlocked Countries in Asia

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Dec 2007
The present study was conducted with the aim to increase understanding of the specific trade facilitation issues and conditions in the selected landlocked countries of the Caucasus and Central Asian sub-region. Part One looks at trade facilitation in Asia Pacific region in general and at the prob...
LINKING GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION

Linking Greater Mekong Subregion Enterprises to International Markets

The Role of Global Value Chains, International Production Networks and Enterprise Clusters

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Dec 2007
Global value chains and international production networks are creating an international economy increasingly characterized by fragmented and specialized production dispersed across borders. This study provides an overview of their development and the implications for small and medium sized enterp...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V21 #2 2006 SP

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.21, No.2, Special Issue

20th Anniversary Special - Twenty Years of Progress in the Field of Population and Development, 1986-2006

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
15 Jun 2007
Issued three times a year, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on important issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on al...
ASIA PACIFIC TRADE & INVEST V2 #2

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, December 2006

14 Dec 2007
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of timely information and research analysis on the new, emerging issues of trade, investment and enterprise development in Asia and the Pacific. Primarily aimed at government policymakers, rese...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V13 #2 12/2006

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.13 No.2, December 2006

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
29 Jun 2007
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2005/06

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2005-2006

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
20 Apr 2007
This annual Survey reviews economic and social trends in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region. It evaluates the region’s performance in areas such as economic development, population growth, health conditions, education and gender affairs. This year's Survey warns th...
MILLENNIUM DEV GOALS PROGRESS 2006

Millennium Development Goals, The

Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2006

15 Jun 2007
This report is the latest update on the progress towards Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific. It highlights the region’s achievements and exposes issues on which much work remains to be done. The report provides estimates of populations affected by social and economic poverty in ...
STATE OF THE ENVIRO ASIA 2005

State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2005

15 Jun 2007
The State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2005 report takes a new and deeper look at the pressures on the environment arising from rapid economic growth in the region. It argues that member governments have made progress in improving environmental performance; however, because of the l...
ASIA PACIFIC IN FIGURES 2005

Asia-Pacific in Figures 2005

15 Jun 2007
This pocketbook contains statistical data for fifty-eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The data covers population, social indicators, employment, energy, national accounts, external trade, government expenditure, finance, production, prices, land use, transport and tourism.
EXPLORATION THE NEED FOR & COST

Exploration of the Need for and Cost of Selected Trade Facilitation Measures in Asia and the Pacific in the Context of the WTO Negotiations, An

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Jun 2007
This publication brings together the main research outputs produced by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade and its members on the need for and cost of trade facilitation measures related to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. The research was conducted by a regional te...
KEY ECONOMIC DEV & PROS ASIA 2007

Key Economic Developments and Prospects in the Asia-Pacific Region 2007

13 Jul 2007
Key Economic Developments and Prospects in the Asia-Pacific Region is published early in the year to provide a mid-term review of what has become a rapidly changing international and regional economic environment. This new publication is designed to provide a forward-looking analysis focusing pri...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2006

Disability at a Glance 2006

A Profile of 28 Countries and Areas in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
12 Jan 2007
The Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons started with the premise of promoting a paradigm shift from a welfare-based to a rights-based approach towards disability. The current publication aims to provide disability-related data and policy-related information so that readers are able to se...
MOVING FORWARD POST TSUNAMI VOICE

Moving Forward Post-Tsunami

Voices of the Vulnerable

12 Jan 2007
In response to the tsunami which hit eight Asian countries on 26 December 2004, a project was initiated to increase understanding of how this natural disaster had affected people who were particularly vulnerable due to social marginalization, disability status, age and gender. Studies were commis...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V13 #1 06/2006

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.13 No.1, June 2006

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
15 Jun 2007
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
TC YRBK 2005 TECHNICAL COOPERATION

TC Yearbook 2005

Technical Cooperation

12 Jan 2006
The second annual issue of ESCAP’s Technical Cooperation Yearbook focuses on two challenges that have come to the fore in 2005: Understanding the degree of progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in meeting the Millennium Development Goals, and preparing better for challenges caused by n...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V21 #1 2006

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.21, No.1, April 2006

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
12 Jan 2007
Issued three times a year, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on important issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on al...
ASIA PACIFIC TRADE & INVEST V2 #1

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, May 2006

12 Jan 2007
The third issue of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review contains four research articles. The articles include such research topics as Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Patterns in the Republic of Korea in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis; Impact on the Environment of Tha...
MANUAL EFFECTIVE DEBT MNGMT

Manual on Effective Debt Management

12 Jan 2007
Effective debt management has become an important issue in many developing countries and emerging market economies, particularly since the international debt crisis of 1982.This manual gives an in-depth overview and analysis of key areas of debt management including risk management, debt sustaina...
REGIONAL ACTION PLAN TOWARDS INFO

Regional Action Plan towards the Information Society in Asia and the Pacific

12 Jan 2007
This publication is a further step in the direction envisaged in the Regional Roadmap towards an Information Society. It addresses the key issues relating to the application of information and communication technologies and outlines how the global and regional initiatives could promote and cataly...
STATE OF THE ENVRN ASIA 2005 SYNTH

State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2005

Synthesis

12 Jan 2007
The State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2005 report takes a new and deeper look at the pressures on the environment arising from rapid economic growth in the region. It argues that member governments have made progress in improving environmental performance, however, because of the l...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V20 #3 2005

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.20, No.3, December 2005

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
2 Jun 2006
Issued three times a year, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on important issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on al...
GREEN GROWTH AT A GLANCE THE WAY

Green Growth at a Glance

The Way Forward for Asia and the Pacific

12 Jan 2007
How will the Asian and Pacific region, facing ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic and human security, cope with all these pressures? How will it meet the difficult global challenges before them, while simultaneously improving people’s...
E-PROCUREMENT

E-procurement

12 Jan 2007
In recent years the countries of the Asia and the Pacific region have increasingly adopted information and communications technology to enhance government services and business transactions. However, successful implementation of e-procurement remains a challenge. This publication contains a summa...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V35

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2005

Compendium

12 Jan 2007
Issued four times a year, this publication provides data for assessing demographic and economic trends in countries and areas of the Asia and the Pacific region. Data is presented for multiple years on a month-by-month basis, to facilitate comparative studies.