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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
DEV WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS SOUTH ASIA

Developing Women Entrepreneurs in South Asia

Issues, Initiatives and Experiences

29 Jun 2005
Women’s entrepreneurship has a tremendous potential in empowering women and transforming society. Yet this potential remains largely untapped in South Asia, with less than ten per cent of the entrepreneurs being women. This paper reviews some of the issues concerning women entrepreneurship in Sou...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2005

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2005

Series:
Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
29 Jun 2007
The Review, a biennial publication, is structured into three main parts. Part I describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry and society at large. Part II focuses on tracin...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2006

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2006

Energizing the Global Economy

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
2 Jun 2006
According to this year’s edition of the Survey, the principal policy issues and challenges facing the region over the next 12 months are concerned with the course of oil prices, the threat of global external payment imbalances unwinding precipitously, the impact of higher interest rates and the p...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V20 #2 2005

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.20, No.2, August 2005

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
30 Dec 2005
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 PACIF DEV JRNL V12 #2 12/2005

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.12, No.2, December 2005

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
2 Jun 2006
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. (The Asia-Pacific Develop...
DELIVERING ON THE WTO ROUND GOVERN

Delivering on the WTO Round

A High-level Government-business Dialogue

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
27 Jan 2006
The articles in this publication provide insights into the status of the negotiations in the main areas of the Doha Development Agenda and interlinkages between trade liberalization in those areas to business and economic development in Asia and the Pacific. It contains both qualitative and quant...
INTEGR INTL TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

Integrated International Transport and Logistics System for North-East Asia

14 Dec 2007
In the current international environment characterized by globalization and regionalization, transport and logistics system integration is a perquisite for countries to maintain competitiveness and has become a key factor for sustained employment creation and economic growth. The present study su...
TRANSPORT & COMMUNIC BULL #75

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific

Road Maintenance Funds, No.75

2 Jun 2006
Funds available from government budgetary allocations are often significantly less than the amount required to maintain the road network of a country. Faced with this problem, governments have taken various alternative measures to secure funding. One of these alternative measures is the establish...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2004

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2004

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
27 Jan 2006
This Yearbook provides a comprehensive compilation of statistical tables relating to the ESCAP region. It provides each country's data in a single section: population, manpower, national accounts, agriculture, forestry and fishing, industry, energy, transport and communications, external trade, w...
ASIA PACIFIC TRADE & INVEST V1 #2

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, November 2005

27 Jan 2006
The second issue of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review contains four research papers. The articles include research topics on Japan’s response to globalization: Learning from Japanese direct investment experiences; The Bangkok Agreement: a negative list approach to trade liberalization ...
MICROFINANCE FOR POVERTY REDUCTION

Microfinance for Poverty Reduction

Building Inclusive Financial Sectors in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
Development Papers
12 Jan 2007
The Asia Pacific region holds two thirds of the world’s poor. Over the past few decades the region has seen the development of microfinance institutions which offer a wide variety of financial services for the poor. In an effort to enhance their outreach and positive impact on the poor, this volu...
CONTRIBUTION OF TOURISM TO POVERTY

Contribution of Tourism to Poverty Alleviation, The

Series:
ESCAP Tourism Review
2 Jun 2006
It is now recognized that tourism can contribute to poverty alleviation through job creation and productive employment. Tax revenue derived from tourism activities can be used to improve education, health and infrastructure development, all of which are important for poverty alleviation. Culture ...
PRIORITY INVESTMENT NEEDS FOR DEV

Priority Investment Needs for the Development of the Asian Highway Network

29 Jun 2007
Upgrading and improving the Asian Highway network to the requirement of international transport is one of the important obligations of the Parties within the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network. The present publication includes a review of status of the network and priority i...
ASIAN PACIFIC JRNL ON INFO COMM

Asia-Pacific Journal on Information, Communication and Space Technology

Reviews and Updates - WSIS, e-Government, ICT Indicators, CeCs, Connectivity, Poverty Alleviation

29 Jun 2007
TheAsian and Pacific region has achieved the fastest economic growth rates in the world. Yet, the region is still home to 800 million people living on less than US$ 1 a day. Towards reducing digital divides and turning them into digital opportunities, the present publication aims to inform of the...
ENERGY SERVICES FOR SUSTAINAB DEV

Energy Services for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas in Asia and the Pacific

Policy and Practice

Series:
Energy Resources Development Series
12 Jan 2007
This publication focuses on an in-depth analysis of the issues, policies and mechanisms in widening access to energy services in support of achieving sustainable development in rural areas of Asia and the Pacific. It is largely based on materials and papers presented at the 2004 UNESCAP Expert Gr...
FREE TRADE ZONE & PORT HINTERLAN

Free Trade Zone and Port Hinterland Development

12 Jan 2007
This report looks at examples of Free trade zones (FTZ) from around the world and sees how the concept of logistics centres can be applied in practice. The report concludes that the traditional import/export port needs to move into one of two markets, or a combination of both; these markets are t...
INCOME GENERATION & POVERTY REDUCT

Income Generation and Poverty Reduction

Experiences of Selected Asian Countries

Series:
Development Papers
2 Jun 2006
The present volume of Development Papers addresses the subjects of poverty alleviation and income and employment generation in selected Asian Countries. It is based on country assessment studies carried under the project on “Strengthening income and employment generation for vulnerable population...
URBAN ENVIRO GOV FOR SUSTAIN DEV

Urban Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

A Regional Overview

12 Jan 2007
In the ESCAP region, the urban population is expected to reach 2.23 billion by 2020, constituting 55 per cent of the region’s total projected population and making it the largest urban population in the world. As rapid urbanization is expected to continue it offers both opportunities for, and cha...
KEY ECONOMIC DEV & PROS ASIA 2006

Key Economic Developments and Prospects in the Asia-Pacific Region 2006

27 Jan 2006
The purpose of the Key Economic Developments and Prospects in the Asia-Pacific Region is to provide a mid-term review of the international and regional economic environment. The report provides a forward-looking analysis focusing on principal policy issues and challenges likely to confront Govern...
ENERGY EFFIENCY GUIDE FOR INDUSTRY

Energy Efficiency Guide for Industry in Asia

2 Jun 2006
This Guide is the primary output of the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction from Industry in Asia and the Pacific project supporting Asian business to address climate change by becoming more energy efficient. The Guide includes a methodology to improve efficiency, case studies of more than 40 Asian...
TRADE FINANCE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVEL

Trade Finance Infrastructure Development Handbook for Economies in Transition

2 Dec 2005
This Handbook is aimed at building the capacity of selected ESCAP member countries with economies in transition in the area of trade and investment, with a view to enabling them to respond more effectively to the challenges and opportunities emerging from the globalization process. A series of ei...
REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATIO

Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand

Report of the Third Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Legal Matters (Alongapo City, Philippines, 28 February - 3 March 2005)

2 Dec 2005
The Indo-west Pacific has long been recognised as the global centre of shallow water marine biological diversity and the South China Sea, therefore represents an area of globally significant marine biodiversity. This significant GEF project implemented by UNEP, represents the first attempt to dev...
REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATIO

Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand

Report of the Third Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Economic Valuation (Fangchenggang, China, 18-21 April 2005)

2 Dec 2005
The Indo-west Pacific has long been recognised as the global centre of shallow water marine biological diversity and the South China Sea, therefore represents an area of globally significant marine biodiversity. This significant GEF project implemented by UNEP, represents the first attempt to dev...
DESIGNING E-GOV FOR THE POOR

Designing E-Government for the Poor

2 Dec 2005
Many nations have developed an e-government strategy, and are rapidly expanding the use of ICT in governance by establishing online public services and digital collaboration between government ministries. However, successful implementation of e-government remains a challenge. This publication is ...