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ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia And the Pacific 2020

Towards Sustainable Economies

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
7 May 2020
Economic policymaking in Asia-Pacific developing countries has, understandably, long been focused on maximising economic growth, given the imperatives of poverty reduction and job creation. There is no gainsaying that there is a strong case for focusing on economic growth but when this comes at c...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2020

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

Series:
Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
9 Apr 2020
This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s ...
CHALLENG POLICY OPTION WAY FORWARD

Challenges, Policy Options, and the Way Forward

Economic Diversification in Selected Asian Landlocked Developing Countries (Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan)

16 Jun 2020
The study examines the trade and development challenges facing Asian Landlocked Developing Countries and their prospects for export diversification. It offers recommendations based on the case studies of the selected countries. The report argues that, despite complex trade and development challen...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 2

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
28 Feb 2020
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has b...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILITATI

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Implementation in the UNECE Region

2019 Regional UNECE Survey on Trade Facilitation

30 Mar 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS KIRIBATI

Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

20 Dec 2019
The Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade....
INVEST POLICY REV NEPAL

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review - Nepal

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
8 Apr 2020
The IPR of Nepal, completed in 2003, analyzed the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment in the country. It examined how to increase the contribution of investment, including foreign direct investment, to the economy and made concrete recommendations on how to achieve such o...
INVEST POLICY REV ARMENIA

Investment Policy Review - Armenia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2020
The Investment Policy Review of Armenia makes concrete policy recommendations on how Armenia can improve its investment climate, attract higher inflows of foreign direct investment and derive more benefits from them.
REV SUS TRANS CONNECT ASIA & PACIF

Review of Sustainable Transport Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific 2019

Sustainable Freight Transport

Series:
Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
5 Feb 2020
Within the transport sector in Asia and the Pacific freight and logistics account for a significant portion of total energy use – in many countries upward of 40% – and a correspondingly large share of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, on account of economic development and population growth, the region...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 1

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
27 Dec 2019
This publication 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 builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has be...
FUTURE OF ASIAN & PACIFIC CITIES

The Future of Asian & Pacific Cities

Transformative Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development

16 Dec 2019
This report is an important resource to explore critical and emerging policy opportunities to realize urban sustainability for the Asian and Pacific region. It informs policies and actions from a sustainable development perspective, putting cities at the centre of development policy debates. It i...
TRADE FACILIT TERMS E/R/C GLOSSARY

Trade Facilitation Terms: An English-Russian-Chinese Glossary

Revised Third Edition

16 Dec 2019
This Glossary represents an English-Russian-Chinese dictionary of terms that are widely used in trade facilitation. This is the third, revised and completed edition including new terms, notably ones related to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which ent...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2019

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019

Navigating Non-tariff Measures towards Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
4 Dec 2019
This report provides an analysis of the rise of non-tariff measures (NTMs) and its implications for Asia and the Pacific. Prepared jointly by ESCAP and UNCTAD, it reviews the costs and benefits associated with such measures from a sustainable development perspective, and identifies good practices...
INFRA FINANCING SUS DEV ASIA

Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Financing for Development Series
20 Sep 2019
The development of quality, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure is an important goal of the 2030 Agenda. However, investment in infrastructure in most countries in Asia and the Pacific is insufficient. Developing countries in the region have substantial investment needs in transport, ICT, w...
EOR 2019 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2019

Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
11 Oct 2019
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. UNESCAP promotes rigorous analysis and peer learning...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW: INDONESIA

Voluntary Peer Review of Consumer Protection Law and Policy: Indonesia

9 May 2020
UNCTAD serves as the focal point within the United Nations Secretariat for all matters related to consumer protection policy. UNCTAD promotes the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection and encourages Member States to create awareness of the many ways in which Member States, businesses ...
ENVIRO PERF REV TAJIKISTAN 2ND (R)

Environmental Performance Review: Tajikistan (Russian language)

Tajikistan - Second Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series (Russian)
2 May 2013
The present publication takes stock of the progress made by Tajikistan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second Environmental Performance Review also covers 1...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2019

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2019

Series:
Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
20 Jun 2019
The main objective of this report is to assess regional and subregional progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. It highlights areas of SDGs where the region has made progress and areas that need collective decisions for prioritizing acceleration or changin...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2018

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2018, Issue No. 2

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
18 Oct 2019
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) 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. Published twice a year, the APSDJ is a rebranded journal of the Unit...
STATE FOREST CAUCASUS & CNTR ASIA

State of Forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia

Overview of Forests and Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia Region

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
20 Jun 2019
This study presents the forest resources and the forest sector of the region, including trends in, and pressures on the resource, to describe the policies and institutions for the forest sector in the region and to list the major challenges the sector faces, and the policy responses in place or p...
CLOSING THE GAP EMPOWERING & INCLU

Closing the Gap

Empowerment and Inclusion in Asia and the Pacific

18 Jun 2019
With an increasing gap between rich and poor and between those who have and those who do not have access to opportunities, the region is growing apart. This report adopts a rigorous approach to measuring and quantifying progress in the level of inclusion and empowerment of marginalized groups in ...
READY FOR THE DRY YEARS

Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in South-East Asia

With a focus on Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam

11 Oct 2019
South-East Asia is regularly hit by droughts. Though starting slowly, droughts can have devastating cumulative impacts – striking hardest at the poor and heightening inequality, as well as degrading land and increasing the prospects of violent conflict. There will be many more dry years ahead, an...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSES BANGLAD

Bangladesh Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

9 May 2020
The eTrade Readiness Assessment of Bangladesh focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade. ...
VALUING FOREST ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services

A Training Manual for Planners and Project Developers

13 Mar 2019
The aim of this manual is to enhance understanding of ecosystem services and their valuation. The specific target group comprises governmental officers in planning units and field-level officers and practitioners in key government departments in Bangladesh responsible for project development, inc...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2019

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2019

Ambitions Beyond Growth

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
20 Jun 2019
The region has seen tremendous economic and social progress over the last 50 years, However, despite progress on many fronts, the region is not on track to meet many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The gains from economic growth are not being shared by all. Available jobs do not full...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2019

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2019

Structural Transformation and its Role in Reducing Poverty

Series:
Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
22 Aug 2019
This report discusses issues of interest for Asia-Pacific least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), collectively referred to as countries with special needs (CSN). This edition, with its theme of "poverty reduction and the...
EVOLUTION SCIENCE TECHNO & INNOVAT

Evolution of Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development

The Experience of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Singapore

22 Mar 2019
This book aims to give policy makers an overview of the evolution of science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in a selected number of East Asian countries. China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore have transformed their economies and societies in recent decades. From STI policies th...