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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
TRADE LED GROWTH SOUND STRAT ASIA

Trade-led Growth

A Sound Strategy for Asia

19 Sep 2012
The global economic crisis triggered changes in real economies and trade in all countries, including those in Asia, which adopted the so-called export-led growth model. With these drastic changes in trade flows, and the need to counteract potential adverse effects, the old debate on the advantage...
FIGHTING IRRELEVANCE

Fighting Irrelevance

The Role of Regional Trade Agreements in International Production Networks in Asia

19 Dec 2011
The linkages between existing regional trade agreements and international production networks in Asia/Pacific are explored in this book. New evidence is provided from selected sectors of certain Asian economies on the linkages between international production networks and regional trade agreement...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V17 #2 12/2010

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.17 No.2, December 2010

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
15 Sep 2011
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...
PATHS TO 2015 MDG PRIORITIES ASIA

Paths to 2015 MDG Priorities in Asia and the Pacific

15 Sep 2011
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be achieved by 2015. World leaders gathered again at the United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs in September 2010 in New York to assess some of the likely outcomes on present trends, identify some of the weakest areas of performance, a...
DEV IMPACT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Development Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2011
This publication brings together case studies from five different countries in Southeast and East Asia to examine the impact of IT-based trade facilitation measures already implemented, with a specific focus on their effect on small and medium sized-enterprises. The development of IT systems to s...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V25 #1 2010

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.25, No.1, June 2010

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
15 Sep 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...
CREATING BUSINESS & SOCIAL VALUE

Creating Business and Social Value

The Asian Way to Integrate CSR into Business Strategies

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2011
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is used to describe the voluntary efforts of companies to assume a larger responsibility for the effect of their operations on society. As such, CSR is an important complement to development efforts of governments. Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are bec...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2009

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2009

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
23 Aug 2010
The Yearbook is a leading regional reference on Asia and the Pacific. It is aimed at a non-specialized audience that is interested in the Asian and Pacific region – in its people, economies and environment. Rich in information content, the Yearbook includes data, charts and a textual overview of ...
ASSESS RPT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Assessment Report on Energy Efficiency Institutional Arrangements in Asia

15 Sep 2011
The technical and economic viability of energy efficiency (EE) has become more pronounced as concerns about energy security, climate change and low carbon development intensify. Although the promotion of EE has long been identified as an effective policy tool to manage energy demand, active pursu...
DEV PARTNERSHIP FORUM ECON

Development Partnership Forum

Economic Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction

15 Sep 2011
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) implemented a number of initiatives in 2008 and 2009 both in Myanmar and at ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok to address the challenges of providing assistance to Myanmar in recovering from Cyclone Nargis. Throughout t...
EOR 2010 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report (30 April 2009 - 19 May 2010)

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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held its sixty-sixth session in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 13 to 19 May 2010. The present report, which covers the period from 30 April 2009 to 19 May 2010, contains an account of the discussions and the conclusions reached by the ...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V17 #1 06/2010

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.17 No.1, June 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
15 Sep 2011
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 PACIF POP JRNL V24 #3 2009

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.24, No.3, December 2009

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
23 Aug 2010
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...
ACHIEVING MILL DEV GOALS IN ERA

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty

23 Aug 2010
The Asia-Pacific region comprising the bulk of the world's poor, hungry and sick people presented a mixed and uneven picture in its progress toward the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) targets at the time of the last assessment. This Report takes stock of the status of achievement of MDGs in ...
MONITORING & EVAL SYSTEM OVERV

Monitoring & Evaluation System Overview And Evaluation Guidelines

20 Dec 2010
The present document responds to requests made by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) of the General Assembly and the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) of the United Nations Secretariat. The purpose of the document is to provide an overview of the m...
TRADE STATISTICS POLICYMAKING

Trade Statistics In Policymaking

A Handbook of Commonly Used Indices and Indicators – Revised Edition 2009

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2011
This handbook is a reference in preparation of analysis of already available merchandise trade statistical information for assessment of various trade issues, discussion on negotiating positions and ultimately for conducting consultations. It consists of seven chapters that: 1) cover some basic d...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2009

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2009

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Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific is a biennial publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Review is structured into three main parts. Part I describes the environment within which the transport sector is de...
POLICY OPTIONS FOR EFFECT IMPLEMEN

Policy Options for Effective Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action in Asia and the Pacific

Developing Innovative Strategies for Flood Resilient Cities

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Water Resources Series
15 Sep 2011
This report offers an overview of issues and challenges in managing urban flood risks which reviews socio-economic impacts of flooding. Impacts of urban development on flood risks are described in the context of adapting to climate change. The report comprises a synthesis of recent developments i...
FINANC INCLUSIVE GREEN FUTURE

Financing an Inclusive and Green Future

A Supportive Financial System and Green Growth for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

23 Aug 2010
The Asia-Pacific region has made considerable progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but the region is still off track on many crucial MDG indicators. This publication considers the challenges the region faces for achieving the Goals and shows that they are still within reach, ...
OLDER AGE PARENTS & AIDS EPIDEMIC

Older-Age Parents and the AIDS Epidemic in Thailand

Changing Impacts in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy

23 Aug 2010
The purpose of this publication is to disseminate the findings of the report on “Older-age parents and the AIDS epidemic in Thailand:Changing impacts in the era of Antiretroviral Therapy” to assist policymakers addressing similar contextual environments to further understand the epidemic and its ...
PACIFIC PERSPECT 2009 CRISES OPPOR

Pacific Perspectives 2009

Crises and Opportunities

6 May 2010
While annual economic growth rates have frequently reached double digits in Asia, in the Pacific the rate of economic growth has been slow, in some cases below the rate of population growth. The Pacific faces a multifaceted issue linked to slow fertility transition that results in high dependency...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V24 #2 2009

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.24, No.2, August 2009

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
23 Aug 2010
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...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2010

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2010

Sustaining Recovery and Dynamism for Inclusive Development

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
24 Aug 2010
The 2010 edition of the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development spanning all economies in this vast and diverse region, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2010 assesses the critical issues, policy changes and risks that the region faces i...
EOR 2009 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2009

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 1 May 2008-29 April 2009, Economic and Social Council Official Records, 2009 - Supplement No.19


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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
20 Oct 2009
The sixty-fifth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific was held against the backdrop of an economic crisis, food/fuel price volatility and climate change, a triple threat that could roll back development gains. The implications of this triple threat for the Asia-Pa...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2009

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2009

Trade-led Recovery and Beyond

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
23 Apr 2010
When the economic crisis hit Asia and the Pacific in the course of 2008, exports and economic growth rates tumbled while unemployment rose sharply and results for 2009 look set to be even worse. The objective of this report is to sensitize policymakers to various trade policy tools which could be...