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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2012

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2012

Country profiles

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
20 May 2013
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...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2012

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012

Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
20 May 2013
The main message of this publication is that exposure and vulnerability continue to be twin challenges for the region. Faced with growing economic losses and increasingly vulnerable populations, and inspired by good practices in reducing social vulnerability, the publication analyzes the drivers ...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2012

Disability at a Glance 2012

Strengthening the Evidence Base in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
22 May 2013
With the conclusion of the Asia and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, and the proclamation of the new Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific members and associate members and key stakeholders have a...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V19 #1 06/2012

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.19 No.1, June 2012

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
31 Jan 2013
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, expe...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V26 #3 2011

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.26, No.3, September 2011

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
28 Feb 2013
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...
EOR 2012 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2012

Annual Report 26 May 2011 – 23 May 2012

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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
10 Oct 2013
Official records of the Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2012.
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V26 #4 2011

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 26, No.4, December 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
28 Feb 2013
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...
CLIMATE SMART TRADE & INVEST

Climate-smart Trade and Investment in Asia and the Pacific

Towards a Triple-win Outcome

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
8 Oct 2012
Trade and investment indirectly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the energy used in associated production and transportation processes to the extent that energy is generated on the basis of fossil fuels. However, if technologies can be developed and distributed which are clean and c...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2012

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012

Pursuing Shared Prosperity in an Era of Turbulence and High Commodity Prices

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
19 Sep 2012
This publication provides a review of the region’s outlook as it recovers from the global economic crisis, and assesses the region’s policy response to remaining and emerging vulnerabilities. Areas of economic and social policy analyzed include growth, inflation, trade and investment, financial m...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V26 #2 2011

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.26, No.2, June 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
28 Feb 2013
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...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2011

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2011

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Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
20 May 2013
This review is biennially produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry an...
TRADE BEYOND DOHA ASIA PAC

Trade beyond Doha

Prospects for the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
20 May 2013
Focusing on the Least Developed Countries located in the Asia-Pacific region, this study explores the impact of different approaches available to the LDCs and their partners in improving their developmental prospects through enhanced trade. It presents trade related data of the 14 LDCs and the li...
ENABLING ENVIRO SUCCESS INTEGRAT

Enabling Environment for the Successful Integration of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Global Value Chains

Country Studies of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
5 Mar 2013
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Asia and are effective job creators and income generators. In addition, SMEs play a key role in poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth. However, SMEs in the subregion often face considerable resource constraints and have limited capabilities t...
INDIA NEW PLAYER IN ASIAN PROD

India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 May 2013
While the IPN phenomenon has accelerated trade and investment linkages between countries in East and South-East Asia, the remainder of the region has not matched those countries in this process. The objective of this study is to explore the reasons for this by using India’s performance in the Asi...
SERVICE SECTOR REFORMS ASIA PACIF

Service Sector Reforms

Asia-Pacific Perspectives

27 Jun 2012
This is a collection of studies on services, most of which were presented at the conference on “Reforming services for inclusive and sustainable development of Asia and the Pacific” held in Bali, Indonesia in October 2010. The collection provides an agenda for future empirical research and must b...
POLICY GDBK FOR SME DEV ASIA&PAC

Policy Guidebook for SME Development in Asia and the Pacific

28 Feb 2013
As drivers of economic growth and prosperity, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in economic development. However, the SME sectors of developing Asia-Pacific economies face issues (both general and nation-specific) that hinder their growth. There is a strong need to tackle such i...
TRADE FACILITATION ASIA & PACIFIC

Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: An Analysis of Import and Export Processes

A Study by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) and the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT)

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
6 Jun 2013
This book offers a synthesis of the results and implications from a series of business process analyses of procedures involved in importing and exporting goods to and from selected Asian countries. It aims at deepening the understanding of the nature and significance of the procedural bottlenecks...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2011

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
9 Feb 2012
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...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V26 #1 2011

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.26, No.1, March 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
28 Feb 2013
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...
CITIES OF OPPORTUNITY PARTNER

Cities of Opportunity

Partnerships for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future. Report of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

30 May 2013
“Cities of Opportunity: Partnerships for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future” presents the outcomes of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum, organized by ESCAP and partners from 20-25 June 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. The report gives an overview of current thinking on inclusive and sustainable urban...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V18 #2 12/2011

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, December 2011

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
12 Jun 2012
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is published twice a year by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Its primary objective is to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge,experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development in th...
ASIA PACIFIC REG MDG RPT 2011/12

Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs - Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes

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Asia-Pacific MDG Study Series
19 Sep 2012
Chapter 1, Taking stock of updated MDG status and trends, present the MDG progress in the Asia-Pacific region using the “traffic lights” method demonstrating the slow progress, off-track, on-track and early achiever MDG targets, highlighting the progress and challenges among countries in the regi...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V25 #2 2010

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.25, No.2, December 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
26 Oct 2011
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 TRADE & INV RPT 2011

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011

Post-crisis Trade and Investment Opportunities

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
9 Feb 2012
This report identifies the challenges and opportunities for trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region concluding that with the right policies and strengthened regional cooperation, the region will be able to continue strong trade- and investment-led growth. With the continued stalling of th...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V18 #1 06/2011

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol. 18 No.1, June 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
14 May 2012
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social devel...
PROMISE PROTECTION SOCIAL PROT

The Promise of Protection

Social Protection and Development in Asia and the Pacific

15 Sep 2011
A contribution to the policy discourse on the direction and impact of social protection in Asia and the Pacific, this report presents the political and economic case for social protection and the need to bring social protection into the mainstream of development policy formulation. While many cou...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2011

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011

Sustaining Dynamism and Inclusive Development - Connectivity in the Region and Productive Capacity in Least Developed Countries

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and make it inclusive, such as boosting internal demand, enhancing connectivity to create a seamless and region-wide market, and building producti...