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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
STRENGTH POLICY INSTITUT INFRASTR

Strengthening Policy and Institutional Infrastructure in Information Technology

Study on Information Technology Needs Assessment and Readiness in the Greater Mekong Subregion

5 Dec 2003
This study was undertaken to develop commonly accepted benchmarks for Information Technology (IT) readiness in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It assesses and ranks each GMS country individually and comparatively and sets out a series of policy recommendations to assist them in more effective...
5TH ASIAN & PACIFIC POPULAT CONF

Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference

Selected Papers

Series:
Asian Population Studies Series
5 Dec 2003
This publication contains a collection of papers that were presented at the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference held in Bangkok in 2002. The papers are a valuable resource for all those interested in learning more about population and development issues in Asia and the Pacific and natio...
MOBILIZING A RESPONSE TO HIV/AIDS

Mobilizing a Response to HIV/AIDS in the Maritime Industry, Course Information

5 Dec 2003
This training programme aims to raise the level of awareness among seafarers about HIV/AIDS, its transmission and prevention. The two booklet and CD-ROM set contains course information for students and instructors. It is envisaged that this training programme will be integrated into the seafare...
SAVING OUR FUTURE A MULTIMINISTER

Saving Our Future

Multiministerial Action Guide - HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

25 Jul 2003
There is currently no challenge more daunting to the Asia and the Pacific region than the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Multiministerial Action Guide has been prepared to emphasize the need for governments to take a holistic approach to the disease and to suggest specific ways in which different governm...
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION CARE & SUPPORT

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support

Stories from the Community

8 Aug 2003
Asia and the Pacific could become the region with the most HIV infections being home to 62% of the world’s population. Several broad development issues, such as poverty, gender inequality, low levels of education, and a lack of basic services and opportunities contribute to the spread of HIV in t...
ECON & SOCIAL PROGRESS IN JEOPARDY

Economic and Social Progress in Jeopardy

HIV/AIDS in the Asian and Pacific Region - Integrating Economic and Social Concerns, Especially HIV/AIDS, in Meeting the Needs of the Region

8 Aug 2003
This publication is designed to be a policy tool. It uses the wealth of knowledge and research available on the subject of HIV/AIDS to propose steps that the governments of the region must take in order to keep their societies healthy and prosperous.
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V9 #2 12/2002

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.9 No.2, December 2002

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
8 Aug 2003
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...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V33 #1

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, March 2003

8 Aug 2003
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.
ACCESS SOCIAL SERVICES THE POOR

Access to Social Services by the Poor and Disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

Major Trends and Issues

Series:
Social Policy Paper
25 Jul 2003
This paper presents an overview of social services in Asia and the Pacific. It analyzes the access to social services by the poor and disadvantaged and examines important related issues. The following subjects are discussed in seven chapters: users of social services and users’needs, barriers to ...
EXPLORING TIMOR LESTE MINERAL

Exploring Timor-Leste

Mineral and Hydrocarbon Potential

25 Jul 2003
Exploring Timor-Leste presents an inventory of the mineral and hydrocarbon resources of this newly independent country. It evaluates the Island's potential and recommends mining policy and legislation to satisfy the needs of government and foreign investors. Minerals examined in this study includ...
SOCIAL SAFETY NETS FOR WOMEN

Social Safety Nets for Women

25 Jul 2003
This study from the Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) examines social protection systems and crisis-designed social safety nets in six Asian countries. A primary question in this study is whether the initiatives to mitigate the shocks of the crisis adequately reflect...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V32 #4

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, December 2002

8 Aug 2003
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.
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V17 #3 2002

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.17, No.3, September 2002

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
25 Jul 2003
Issued quarterly, this journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on critical issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on all aspects of population.
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V17 #4 2002

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.17, No.4, December 2002

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
25 Jul 2003
Issued quarterly, this journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analyses by experts on critical issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information, and data on all aspects of population
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2003

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2003

Asia-Pacific Economies - Resilience in Challenging Times

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
6 Jun 2003
This annual Survey provides an extensive review of current economic and social trends within the Asian region and analyzes the developments against the background of events in the world economy. The main focus of the 2003 edition is the effort of the public sector in education and health to reach...
AGEING IN ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Ageing in Asia and the Pacific

Emerging Issues and Successful Practices

Series:
Social Policy Paper
25 Jul 2003
The number of elderly in Asia will more than double by 2025: 705 million against 322 million in 2000. This publication addresses major policy implications of population ageing in Asia and the Pacific and reviews cases that developed successfully national policies and programmes on ageing.
NATL POLICIES & PROGRAMMES AGEING

National Policies and Programmes on Ageing in Asia and the Pacific

An Overview and Lessons Learned

Series:
Social Policy Paper
5 Dec 2003
This publication provides an overview of national policies and programmes on ageing in Asia and the Pacific. It focuses on the analysis of major issues and examines lessons learned. The publication is divided into three parts. The first part examines major issues in national policies and programm...
INTEGRATING PAID & UNPAID WORK

Integrating Unpaid Work into National Policies

28 May 2004
Drawing from country experiences, this guidebook shows how time-use data can be utilized as a tool in measuring and estimating the economic value of unpaid work. The objective of the guidebook is to help improve the collection, analysis, and utilization of data and statistics on unpaid work to en...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2002

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2002

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
5 Dec 2003
The Yearbook provides a comprehensive compilation of statistical tables relating to 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, wages,...
FOREIGN TRAD STAT FOR ASIA 1996/00

Foreign Trade Statistics of Asia and the Pacific 1996-2000

25 Jul 2003
This publication contains statistics on import/export trade in the Asian/Oceanic region. Tables give data for overall trade, trade between countries, intra-regional trade and major products.
ASIA PACIFIC IN FIGURES 2002

Asia-Pacific in Figures 2002

25 Jul 2003
This statistical pocketbook contains an aggregate of data for fifty-six countries or areas on population statistics, social statistics, employment, energy, national accounts, external trade, central government expenditure by function, finance, production, prices, land use, transport and tourism. ...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V32 #1

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, March 2002

6 Dec 2002
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.
POLICIES REGULATORY REGIMES

Policies, Regulatory Regimes and Management Practices for Investment Promotion and Sustainable Development of Mineral Resources Sector in Economies in Transition and Developing Countries of East and South-east Asia

Series:
Mineral Resources Assessment, Development and Management Series
25 Jul 2003
During the past decade the Asia and Pacific region has experienced a decline in foreign direct investment flows in the mineral sector due to reasons such as the world recession, unstable prices for mineral commodities and changes in government policy. This publication reviews the critical and eme...
RECOM METHODOLOGIES MONITOR AIR

Recommendations on Methodologies of Monitoring Air Pollutant Emissions

8 Aug 2003
This document describes methodologies for monitoring air pollutant emissions taking into account the present conditions in countries of North-East Asia. The purpose of this document is to help standardize methodologies for monitoring emissions to facilitate comparison of emission data, and it is ...
TRADE FACILITATION HNDBK FOR GREAT

Trade Facilitation Handbook for the Greater Mekong Subregion

8 Aug 2003
This handbook is part of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific's (ESCAP) effort to facilitate trade in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. It is hoped that the handbook will contribute to the development of more transparent trade and customs legislation as well as to the impleme...
DEV AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR SELECTED

Development of Automotive Sector in Selected Countries of ESCAP

Proceedings and Country Papers Presented at the Regional Consultative Meeting on Promotion of Intraregional Trade and Economic Cooperation in the Automotive Sector

25 Jul 2003
This document is adopted from a regional meeting coordinated by The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on the promotion of regional trade and economic cooperation in the automotive sector. The meeting took place in Seoul, in December 2001. The document is made up of s...
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE & RURAL POVERT

Organic Agriculture and Rural Poverty Alleviation

Potential and Best Practices in Asia

25 Jul 2003
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been trying to carry out a detailed analysis of the current status of organic farming in Asia. Of particular interest is the relationship of organic farming systems with rural poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods. Se...