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ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

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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

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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...
SMART SUSTAIN CITIES NUR SULTAN

Smart Sustainable Cities Profile: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

7 Apr 2021
This Smart Sustainable City Profile presents the outcomes of the city evaluation against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities (SSCs) and proposes actions to improve progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on the KPI evaluation, thi...
REG TRNDS RPT ENERGY ASIA PAC 2020

Regional Energy Trends Report 2020

Tracking SDG 7 in the ASEAN Region

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Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development
30 Apr 2021
Meeting the ASEAN’s rapid rising energy demand is challenging policymakers while they have tried to balance commitments to global, regional and national agendas on climate change and sustainable energy. Decisive action by the region’s policymakers is needed in order to transition and expand energ...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...
PORT MANAGEMENT SERIES VOLUME 8

Port Management Series Volume 8: Case Studies

TrainForTrade Port Management Programme English-speaking Network

19 Nov 2020
UNCTAD’s TrainForTrade Port Management Series (PMS) is published in English, French, and Spanish on a three-yearly cycle. This Volume – number 8 in the series – presents fifteen dissertations which have been judged to be the best from the recent cycles of the English-speaking Network. The partici...
SOCIAL OUTLOOK ASIA & PACIFIC

Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

The Protection We Want

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Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific
10 Mar 2021
Social protection is a fundamental right and serves as an enabler for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Social protection has been identified as one of the key enablers for implementing the 2030 Agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In most countries,...
NATURAL RESOURCE NEXUSES ECE

Natural Resource Nexuses in the ECE Region

20 Apr 2021
This publication reviews the situation, trends, challenges and main interactions for the five natural resources of the Nexus – water, energy, food, land and materials – from the perspective of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Region. Increasing demand, changing climates and...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2019/20

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
23 Mar 2021
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end user - from roundwood and primary processed products t...
REVUE ANNUELLE MARCHE  2019/20

Revue annuelle du marché des produits forestiers 2019-2020

13 Apr 2021
La revue annuelle des marchés des produits forestiers 2019-2020 fournit une analyse complète des marchés de la région de la CEE et rend compte des principales influences du marché en dehors de la région de la CEE. Il couvre la gamme de produits de la forêt à l'utilisateur final: du bois rond et d...
FOREST PROD ANNUAL 2019/20 (R)

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020 (Russian language)

7 Apr 2021
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end user - from roundwood and primary processed products t...
EOR 2020 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2020

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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
17 Mar 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...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia And the Pacific 2020

Towards Sustainable Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
7 May 2020
Economic policymaking in Asia-Pacific developing countries has 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 costs that undermi...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2020

Asia-Pacific Countries With Special Needs Development Report 2020

Leveraging Ocean Resources for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

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Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
8 Jun 2021
This annual ESCAP publication 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). The 2020 edition of the report offers an...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2020

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

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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...
ASSESSMENT EURASIAN ECON UNION

Assessment of the Eurasian Economic Union Competition Rules and Regulations

26 Oct 2020
The Competition Branch of the Eurasian Economic Commission (herein after referred as EEC) requested UNCTAD to undertake an assessment of their EAEU competition regulations based on the UNCTAD Model Law on Competition, UNCTAD previous research on competition law topics, as well as the relevant int...
ELECTRIC CONNECT ROADMAP ASIA &

Electricity Connectivity Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific

Strategies Towards Interconnecting the Region’s Grids

30 Apr 2021
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are confronted by a series of challenges in securing their energy needs into the future, and power grid interconnection offers a significant part of the solution. Connectivity enables a range of technical, economic, social and environmental benefits while pote...
TRADE INVESTMENT INNOV #91

Studies in Trade, Investment and Innovation No. 91

Selected Issues in Cross-border e-Commerce Development in Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Feb 2021
This report focuses on a few selected issues related to the development of cross-border e-commerce which should be of interest to Asia-Pacific policymakers, consumers and businesses alike. These include issues related to an overview of evolving nature and scale; governance from the national to th...
HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBILITY

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning

Promoting Active Mobility

29 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBIL (R)

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning (Russian language)

Promoting Active Mobility

23 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

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

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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...