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ASIA PFIC DGTAL TRSFMTN RPT 2022

Shaping our Digital Future

Asia-Pacific Digital Transformation Report 2022

28 Aug 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic detonated a “digital big bang” that spurred people, governments, and businesses to become “digital by default;” a sea change that generated vast digital dividends. These benefits that have not been distributed equally, however. New development gaps have emerged as digital tr...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW THAILAND

Voluntary Peer Review of Consumer Protection Law and Policy: Thailand

12 Aug 2022
General Assembly resolution 70/186 mandates the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy to conduct voluntary peer reviews on consumer protection law and policy. The purpose of voluntary peer reviews in this field is to provide an external and independent assessmen...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2022

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2022, Issue No. 1

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
27 Sep 2022
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is published twice a year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). It is the continuation of UNESCAP’s Asia Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) with explicit recognition of sustainable developm...
RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE

Reclaiming Our Future

A Common Agenda for Advancing Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

23 May 2022
The publication describes pathways to achieve more inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic recovery in Asia and the Pacific. It identifies elements for a common agenda for present and future generations centered on protecting people and planet, leveraging on digital opportunities, trading and inv...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2022

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2022

Financing a Sustainable Recovery From Covid-19 and Beyond

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Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
11 Jul 2022
The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report is a recurrent ESCAP annual publication that discusses issues of interest for Asia-Pacific least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), collectively referred to...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2022

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2022

Widening Disparities Amid COVID-19

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
3 May 2022
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2022 analyses regional and subregional progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. This publication applies a measurement framework developed by ESCAP to identify progress gaps and acceleration requirements at goal,...
INNOVAT SUST DEV REV UZBEKISTAN

Innovation for Sustainable Development - Review of Uzbekistan

29 Jul 2022
The Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Uzbekistan contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2022

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2022

Building Forward Fairer – Economic Policies for an Inclusive Recovery and Development

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
11 Apr 2022
The Asia-Pacific region has been leading the global economic growth over the past few decades. However, rapid economic growth without sufficient inclusiveness is now constraining the region's future economic and broader development prospects. The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed the vulnera...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2021

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2021, Issue No. 2

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
6 May 2022
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is a rebranded publication issued by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It builds on the success of two former ESCAP journals - the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ), launched in 1986, and the Asia-Pac...
TWRDS SMOOTH TRANS STRAT BHUTAN

Towards a Smooth Transition Strategy for Bhutan

5 May 2022
The document provides the main elements for planning for a smooth transition and adjustment to the post-graduation phase of Bhutan’s development. It analyses the development trajectory of the country and discusses the implications of graduation and the ensuing loss of international support measures.
CELEB 50 YRS LDC CATEGORY

A Special Issue to Celebrate the 50 Years of the LDC Category

Bringing the Voice of the Least Developed Countries into the G20 Policy Agenda

2 Jun 2022
The publication discusses the following issues: 1. Boosting Africa's and LDCs' agency in the G20; 2. Boosting quality and climate-resilient infrastructure in developing countries: Policy proposals form the T20; 3. How can the G20 support innovative mechanisms to mobilize financial resources for L...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2021

Disability at a Glance 2021

The Shaping of Disability-inclusive Employment in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
20 Jan 2022
Disability-inclusive employment has yet to be achieved in the Asia-Pacific region, home to 472 million working-age persons with disabilities. Employment data concerning persons with disabilities are scarce across countries in the region. Where such data do exist, persons with disabilities - espec...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2021

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Urban Passenger Transport in Asian Cities

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Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
20 Jan 2022
The publication focuses on greening urban passenger transport systems in Asia and the Pacific region. It will review existing state of public transport systems and assess the environmental sustainability and inclusiveness of passenger transport. In the context of COVID-19, it will also includes...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2021

Accelerating Climate-Smart Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
11 Nov 2021
International trade and investment have been indispensable engines of economic growth in Asia and the Pacific and remain essential means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, this economic growth has come with significant social and environmental costs, inclu...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2021

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2021, Issue No. 1

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
8 Sep 2021
This journal is published twice yearly and aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is the successor of two earlier journals, the Asia-Pacific Development Journal ...
BUSS INCUBTR SUST DEV IN SPECA

Business Incubators for Sustainable Development in the SPECA Region

Policy Handbook

3 May 2022
As an innovation policy tool, business incubators (BIs) have great potential to catalyse innovative entrepreneurship by providing incentives, support, connections, and an enabling environment for people who want to develop and try out new ideas. Experimenting with ideas to create value and solve ...
RETHINK MSME FINANCE IN ASIA PAC

Rethinking MSME Finance in Asia and the Pacific

A Post-Crisis Policy Agenda

5 Aug 2021
MSMEs are an important engine of economic growth and development due to their large share in total employment and their participation in production value chains and trade. However, they are often disadvantaged due to their small operational size and lack of financial resources, skills/knowledge, ...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021

Resilience in a Riskier World – Managing Systemic Risks From Biological and Other Natural Hazards

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication presents a new and extended analysis of the regional risk-scape based on multidisciplinary research conducted. It defines risk hotspots where disasters and biological hazards, climate and health emergencies – including Covid-19 – collide. It further presents the emergence of new ...
EOR 2021 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2021

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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
11 Jun 2021
The Annual Report chronicles the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s achievements and future goals, against a backdrop of major global shifts sweeping across the economic, social and environmental landscape. UN ESCAP promotes rigorous analysis and peer learnin...
VULNERABILITY PROFILE MYANMAR

Vulnerability Profile: Myanmar

7 Apr 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of Myanmar’s graduation from LDC status, this publication document contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical...
VULNERABILITY PROFILE LAO PDR

Vulnerability Profile: Lao People's Democratic Republic

7 Apr 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of the Lao PDR’s graduation from LDC status, this publication contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical rela...
VULNERABILITY PROFILE BANGLADESH

Vulnerability Profile: Bangladesh

5 May 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC status, this publication contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical relat...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2021

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2021

Strengthening the Resilience of Least Developed Countries in the Wake of the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic

Series:
Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
27 Sep 2021
The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report is a recurrent ESCAP annual publication that discusses issues of interest for Asia-Pacific least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), collectively referred to...
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Beyond the Pandemic

Building Back Better From Crises in Asia and the Pacific

21 Jun 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has triggered unprecedented and globally-synchronized health, social and economic crises. With hard-won development gains and progress in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific now under threat, this publication analyzes...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
30 Apr 2021
Asia-Pacific’s recovery from its weakest economic performance in recent history remains fragile and can be “K-shaped” due to the likely unevenness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, policy space and structural weaknesses across the region. Asia-Pacific is no stranger to crises that leave behind a ...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2021

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2021

Series:
Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
15 Apr 2021
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2021 analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps that must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is des...
REG TRNDS RPT ENERGY ASIA PAC 2021

Regional Trends Report 2021

Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future in Asia and the Pacific - A Greener, More Resilient and Inclusive Energy System

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Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development
30 Apr 2021
This report assesses the ambitions and progress of ESCAP member States in the achievement of global, regional and national sustainable energy objectives, and to discuss solutions to the principal challenges. It assesses the potential for sustainable energy and building back better from COVID-19 t...