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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
PROTECTING MARGINALIZED GROUPS

Protecting Marginalized Groups during Economic Downturns

Lessons from the Asian Experience

25 Jul 2003
In 1999, in response to requests received from member governments, ESCAP began to evaluate the effectiveness of major government programmes and policies that had been implemented to alleviate the socio-economic costs of rising unemployment and the loss of income associated with the Asian economic...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V32 #3

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, September 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.
EMPOWERING THE RURAL POOR THROUGH

Empowering the Rural Poor through HRD

Six Innovative Approaches Submitted for the 2001 ESCAP HRD Award

25 Jul 2003
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has awarded the ESCAP Human Resources Development Award in almost every year since 1990. The award recognizes exceptional contributions made in the area of human resources development (HRD). The theme of the ESCAP HDR Award for 2...
BULLETIN ON ASIA PAC PERSP 2002/03

Bulletin on Asia-Pacific Perspectives 2002-2003

Asia-Pacific Economies - Sustainable Growth amidst Uncertainties

25 Jul 2003
This publication provides an assessment of the most recent developments in the global economy and their impact and implications for various economies, or groups of economies, within the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) region. Strong signs of economic growth in ear...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V17 #2 2002

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.17, No.2, June 2002

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
10 Jan 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.
ENVIRO GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTA

Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

20 Dec 2002
This joint study between Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discusses major challenges to environmental governance in the Asia and Pacific region. It highlights the main areas of concern and outlines key instruments tha...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V32 #2

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, June 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.
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V17 #1 2002

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.17, No.1, March 2002

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
6 Dec 2002
Issued quarterly, 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 all aspects...
ASIAN PACIF REMOTE SENSING V14

Asian-Pacific Remote Sensing and GIS Journal, December 2001

6 Dec 2002
This journal, published twice a year, is a collection of articles written by scientists on remote sensing, GIS development and application related to the countries and areas of Asia and the Pacific.This publication serves as a source of reference for the numerous government agencies and educatio...
GDLNS STRATEGIC PLANNING & MNGMT

Guidelines on Strategic Planning and Management of the Energy Sector

6 Dec 2002
Energy has been recognized as one of the essential inputs for social and economic development. For the past decade, there has been mounting pressure to ensure that the energy sector pays sufficient attention to environmental and social issues while ensuring that there is enough energy to support ...
GLOBAL ALARM DUST & SANDSTORMS

Global Alarm

Dust and Sandstorms from the World's Drylands

14 Jun 2002
After a devastating dust storm that swept across Northern China in 2000, there was much interest in examining and analyzing experiences with dust storm mitigation, prevention, forecasting and control. What has emerged from the writings collected in this publication is that sand and dust storms ar...
ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Adolescent Reproductive Health in the Asian and Pacific Region

Series:
Asian Population Studies Series
14 Jun 2002
This study presents reproductive health issues of adolescents in the Asian and Pacific region based on demographic trends and other socio-economic factors that influence sexual behaviour among adolescents. Two distinct demographic trends coexist in the region, both of which have important implica...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V9 #1 06/2002

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.9 No.1, June 2002

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
6 Dec 2002
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publishing of empirically based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the fol...
ISSUES POLICIES & OUTCOMES

Issues, Policies and Outcomes

Are ICT Policies Addressing Gender Equality

20 Dec 2002
This study is based on the Expert Group Meeting to Review Information and Communication Technology policy (ICT) from a Gender Perspective. The meeting was organized by ESCAP on 18th December 2001. The two sections of the text provide an overall picture of the ICT policy initiatives and legislativ...
GDBK PROMOTION SUSTAIN ENERGY

Guidebook on Promotion of Sustainable Energy Consumption

Consumer Organizations and Efficient Energy Use in the Residential Sector

20 Dec 2002
The ESCAP secretariat has on various occasions conducted consultations with non-governmental organizations (NGO) and in particular with consumer organizations, on effective approaches and concepts regarding consumer information for the promotion of energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. T...
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OUTCOME OF

Implementation of the Outcome of WSSD

Role of the Regional Commissions

20 Dec 2002
Regional commissions are expected to play a critical role in drawing up an agenda for the effective and timely implementation of concrete measures to promote economic growth and social development while protecting the environment. This report looks at the challenges faced in the implementation of...
REJUVENATING BANK FINANCE FOR DEV

Rejuvenating Bank Finance for Development in Asia and the Pacific

25 Jul 2003
This publication provides an overview of domestic resource mobilization for development and for microfinance systems in Asia and the Pacific. The agenda is adopted from the International Conference on Financing for Development held at Monterrey, Mexico, in March 2002. It reviews country cases in ...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V16 #4 2001

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.16, No.4, December 2001

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
31 May 2002
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.
SUSTAINAB SOCIAL DEV PERIOD

Sustainable Social Development in a Period of Rapid Globalization

Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options

6 Dec 2002
Globalization has spurred economic growth and contributed to a reduction in poverty in the ESCAP region over the past four decades. The impact of globalization has not been uniform and socio-economic disparities between and within some countries and areas in Asia and the Pacific has widened durin...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2001

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2001

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
6 Dec 2002
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,...
PROMOT COMPLEMENTARITIES & INVEST

Promoting Complementarities and Investment in Selected Manufacturing Sectors

Resource-based Industries and Poverty Alleviation

14 Jun 2002
The Asian and Pacific region is one of the most promising economic zones of the world. The unprecedented and sustained growth, which varies from one subregion to another, is based mainly on a move from the agricultural sector to the industrial sector. This publication's aim is to present the di...
GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION BUSINESS

Greater Mekong Subregion Business Handbook

6 Dec 2002
This publication contains comprehensive information on numerous facets of the Greater Mekong Subregion such as country profiles, projects, investment climate and opportunities, foreign investment procedures and customs, regulatory frameworks, support networks, travel, accommodations and more. De...