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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2016

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2016

Adapting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the National Level

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Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
14 Oct 2016
The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2016 explores ways to adapt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to the unique circumstances, capacities and levels of development of the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) ...
PARTNERSHIPS FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Partnership for Universal Access to Modern Energy Services

A Global Assessment Report by United Nations Regional Commissions

21 Apr 2016
This report finds that successful partnerships actively promote community empowerment through engagement of community members in leading to a higher level of ownership of community based energy projects. It aims to provide examples of practical experiences and good practices, to demonstrate that ...
ASIA PACIFIC MDG RPT 2012/13

Asia-Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2012/13

Asia-Pacific Aspirations - Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda

21 Apr 2016
As the finishing line for the MDGs approaches, this report articulates Asia-Pacific aspirations for a post-2015 development framework. It calls for concerted and accelerated action on 11 measurable goal areas. Countries will need to bring together the three pillars of sustainable development – ec...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2016

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016

Nurturing productivity for inclusive growth and sustainable development

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
25 May 2016
The Survey 2016 assesses the region’s outlook as it navigates through global uncertainties, providing policy options and strategies to support countries in striving towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The report analyses a wide range of areas including economic growth, inflation,...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2015

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2015

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Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
21 Sep 2016
This latest biennial Review sets out transport developments in the ESCAP region, focusing on trade trends and forecasts, and their effect on transport, while also taking into account the external factors affecting transport systems and infrastructure provision, in the context of transport’s cont...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V22 #2 12/2015

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, December 2015

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
9 May 2016
Published twice a year by the Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the primary objective of the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, exp...
WHAT THE ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

What the ASEAN Economic Community Will Mean for Businesses

A Look at the Case of Myanmar

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
24 May 2016
With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) coming into effect, the main purpose of this publication is to serve as a resource to businesses, particularly in Myanmar and the other CLMV countries, in navigating the coming changes. The central conclusion of this guidebook is that despite the numerous o...
TRANSFORMATION SUSTAINABLE DEV

Transformations for Sustainable Development

Promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

24 May 2016
This report is a combined effort by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the Institute for Global and Environmental Strategies (IGES), and is being published as...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2015

Disability at a Glance 2015

Strengthening Employment Prospects for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
29 Feb 2016
This publication focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region and offers solutions to strengthen their employment prospects. It offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific infor...
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AGRIFOOD

Information Management in Agrifood Chains

Towards an Integrated Paperless Framework for Agrifood Trade Facilitation

29 Feb 2016
International trade in agricultural and food products is more complex than trade in manufacturing – trade regulations are stricter, paperwork and logistics more complex. These are required for ensuring food safety for consumers. Detailed information on traded goods alongside the movement of goods...
LEAST DEV CTRIES & TRADE

Least Developed Countries and Trade

Challenges of Implementing the Bali Package

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Jan 2016
After more than a decade of negotiations, the Ninth Ministerial Conference, held in Bali in 2013, brought reprieve for the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The Ministerial Declaration that was agreed on, known as "Bali Package", intends to help streamline trade procedures through trade facilitation...
GENDER EQUAL & WOMEN

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Asia and the Pacific

Perspectives of Governments on 20 Years of Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15 Jun 2016
This publication provides a regional overview of progress made in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in the Asia-Pacific region, from the perspectives of the national governments. More specifically, this report provides a summary of the identified achievements and c...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V22 #1 06/2015

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 22, No.1, June 2015

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
14 Jan 2016
This publication provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The Asian development experience i...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V30 #2 2015

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.30, No.2, December 2015

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Sep 2016
Issued two 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 all ...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2015

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015

Supporting Participation in Value Chains

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
14 Jan 2016
Part I of this report assesses trends and developments in regional trade and investment flows and policies in an attempt to provide the insights and information necessary to separate the cyclical from the structural aspects. Part II analyses the participation of Asia-Pacific economies in global a...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2015

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
14 Jan 2016
The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, a...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V30 #1 2015

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.30 No.1, June 2015

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Dec 2015
Issued two 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 all ...
EOR 2015 SUPP19 ESCAP ANNUAL RPT

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report (9 August 2014 - 29 May 2015)

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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
16 Dec 2015
Official records of the Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2015.
MYANMAR BUSINESS SURV DATA ANALIT

Myanmar Business Survey

Data Analysis and Policy Implications

4 Nov 2015
Myanmar is emerging from isolation as it implements reforms and faces fewer sanctions. The country has great potential for rapid development due to its vast natural resources, abundant labour force and geostrategic location. To assist efforts, ESCAP and OECD conducted a multidimensional policy re...
TRADE & NON TARIFF MEASURES

Trade and Non-tariff Measures

Impacts in the Asia-Pacific Region, Emerging Issues in Trade and Investment, Volume no. 1

9 Sep 2015
The focus of this report is particularly on the consequences of non-tariff measures (NTMs) for developing economies and also South-South trade. This is because (i) barriers to South-South trade need to be tackled if it is to fulfil its potential as a future driver of growth; and (ii) regional dev...
REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY SHARED PROSP

Regional Connectivity For Shared Prosperity

31 Dec 2014
As networks in the Asian and Pacific region become increasingly integrated and interdependent, the future of regional connectivity will depend on how closely Asia-Pacific countries work together. Regional strategies presented in this Theme Study can be the basis for this cooperation. However, suc...
ESCAP FIN FOR DEV #1

Financing for Transformation

From agenda to action on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Financing for Development Series
13 Aug 2015
The sustainable development financing (SDF) is critical for adopting a framework and implementation of sustainable development goals that would be successor to MDGs framework. The publication aims to analyse the scope, trends and potential of all sources of financing at the national levels in the...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V21 #2 12/2014

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 21, No.2, December 2014

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
11 Sep 2015
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, exper...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2015

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2015

Building Productive Capacities to Overcome Structural Challenges

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Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
14 Jan 2016
This publication aims to inform policymakers of the development challenges and prospects of the region's 36 least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States. It focuses on productive capacities and economic diversification, which play a critical role i...
MAKING IT HAPPEN TECHNOLOGY

Making It Happen

Technology, Finance and Statistics for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific - Asia-Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2014/15

4 Jun 2015
The end of 2015 is the target for the Millennium Development Goals. As MDGs come to a close and a post-2015 agenda takes shape, to be formulated as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this report focuses on three key issues for implementation of this new agenda: technology, finance and stat...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2015

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015

Making Growth More Inclusive for Sustainable Development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
4 Aug 2015
The Survey 2015 assesses the region’s outlook as it navigates through global uncertainties, providing policy options and strategies to sustain inclusive and sustainable growth. The report analyses a wide range of areas including economic growth, inflation, trade and investment, financial markets,...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2014

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
31 Mar 2015
This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connect...
BUSINESS & DEV IN MYANMAR

Business and Development in Myanmar

A Policy Handbook for Private Sector Development

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
31 May 2015
This handbook is to provide policymakers, business communities, development organizations, and other interested parties with a thorough overview of the private sector environment in Myanmar today. It outlines the challenges faced by businesses, elaborates on the nature of the challenges and why t...