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MONITORING GOVERNANCE POPS IN ASIA

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

14 Jan 2016
A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollu...
SAFEGUARDING HUMAN PROGRESS

Safeguarding Human Progress

Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience

8 Aug 2014
This publication notes that the most effective policies for supporting human development and reducing vulnerabilities are those that incorporate principles of universalism, by placing people at the centre of policy. Responding to life cycle and structural vulnerabilities through social investment...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 1947/2014

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1947-2014

Asia and the Pacific: A Story of Transformation and Resurgence

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
2 Sep 2014
The UN-ESCAP (and its predecessor UN-ECAFE) has been ahead of the curve in shaping the ideas on economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region through its annual economic and social Survey. This publication aims to provide a first-hand account of what was happening during a period of ...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2014

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014

Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
18 Sep 2014
The Survey 2014 will examine the region’s challenges to support its economic growth and to promote inclusive and sustainable development. Part I of the report will focus on the region’s outlook as it contends with the ongoing global recovery and assesses the region’s policy response to remaining ...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2013

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2013

Transport as a Key to Sustainable Development and Regional Integration

10 Jun 2014
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...
IMPACTS TRADE FACILITAT MEASURE

Impacts of Trade Facilitation Measures on Poverty and Inclusive Growth: Case studies from Asia

A Study bt the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

18 Sep 2014
Trade and investment are growth engines in Asia and the Pacific enabling them to significantly reduce poverty during the past two decades. However, performance would improve if high tariff and non-tariff barriers issues were addressed; non-tariff trade costs alone account for over 90% of overall ...
TRADE PERFORMA COMPETITIVENESS

Trade Performance and Competitiveness: Selected Issues Relevant for Asian Developing Economies

A Study bt the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

18 Sep 2014
This volume comprises four selected research essays on different aspects of trade and industry issues that are of significance and interest to researchers and policy analysts alongside policy makers in the Asian region: 1) Structural transformation and trade policy: Case of Nepal, 2) Logistics p...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V20 #2 12/2013

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, December 2013

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
16 May 2014
This journal, published twice a year, 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 to stimulate policy debate and assist in the formulation of policy. It provi...
PROMOT GEND EQUAL EMPOWER WOME

From Promoting Gender Equality to Empowering Women

Role of E-Government in Asia and the Pacific

10 Nov 2014
The UNPOG research analyzed the degree to which the e-government development in Asia and the Pacific contribute to promote gender equality, provide a toolkit to assess national e-Government readiness for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and generate an e-government readiness index for gen...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V28 #2 2013

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 28, No. 2, December 2013

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
29 Sep 2014
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 ...
POPULAT & DEV RPT DEV POLICY IMPL

Population and Development Report, Issue No.6

Development Policy Implications of Age-Structural Transitions in Arab Countries

Series:
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Population and Development Report
18 Sep 2014
This report shows that the Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development. It argues that countries can best manage and benefit from the consequences of the age structural transitions taking place across t...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2013

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2013

Turning the Tide - Towards Inclusive Trade and Investment

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
12 Mar 2014
The main message of the Report is that the region's dominant export-led growth model should not be abandoned but does need some adjustment. While regional economies have largely succeeded in achieving sustained economic growth, additional policies are required to spread the benefits of that growt...
PROMOT SUSTAIN RESPONS BUSIN ASIA

Promoting Sustainable and Responsible Business in Asia and the Pacific

The Role of Government

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
This policy-oriented paper identifies initiatives that policy-makers in the Asia Pacific region should duly consider for promoting CSR practices, at both the regional and national levels, and spanning domestic SMEs to large MNEs. The initiatives are diverse in focus and scope, although there is o...
FACILITAT AGRIC TRADE ASIA PAC

Facilitating Agricultural Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Studies in Trade and Investment No. 74

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
The Asia-Pacific region is both a major consumer and producer of agricultural products. Its growth in both imports and exports is accelerating, but not to the potential. There is significant opportunity in this region to expand agro-trade especially due to population growth, dietary change of con...
FROM CORP SOC RESPONS CORP SUSTAIN

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Sustainability

Moving the Agenda Forward in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
This publication looks at recent developments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) with particular attention to the growing role of impact investment and the need for greater convergence of global CSR instruments and provides recommendations to policymakers to enhance the adoption of CSR as a...
CHALLEN & OPPORT TRADE ASIA&PAC

Challenges and Opportunities for Trade and Financial Integration in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
20 Feb 2014
This book brings together chapters that explore various aspects of trade and financial integration in Asia and the Pacific, the reasons for the lack of it, and potential benefits of strengthening such integration. The book focuses on the exploration of challenges and opportunities that exist in i...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V28 #1 2013

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 28, No.1, Sept. 2013

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
29 Jul 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 ...
ASIA PACIF ECON AFTER GLOBAL

Asia-Pacific Economies after the Global Financial Crisis

Lessons Learned and the way Forward

10 Sep 2014
This publication is to understand why countries in the Asia and Pacific region were significantly less affected by the global financial crisis than the world’s most advanced economies of Europe and the United States, and what are the main lessons from their experience for building resilience from...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2012

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012

Recent Trends and Developments

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
29 Oct 2013
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 TRADE & INV RPT 2010

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2010

Recent Trends and Developments

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
15 Oct 2013
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 trad and investment-led growth. With the continued stalling of the ...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V27 #2 2012

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 27 No. 2, December 2012

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
23 Oct 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...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2013

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2013

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
18 Feb 2014
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...
HUMAN PROGRESS & RISING SOUTH

Human Progress and the Rising South

18 Oct 2013
The world is in the midst of profound social and economic change driven by the dynamic emerging powers of the developing world. The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World analyzes this phenomenon in detail, examining the development strategies, pol...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V20 #1 06/2013

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.20 No.1, June 2013

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
10 Oct 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...
EOR 2013 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report 24 May 2012 - 1 May 2013

Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
23 Oct 2013
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held its sixtyninth session in Bangkok from 25 April to 1 May 2013. The present report covers the period from 24 May 2012 to 1 May 2013 and contains an account of the discussions and conclusions reached by the Commission.
EVAL REG PROGRAMME ASIA PACIFIC

Evaluation of the Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific (2008-2013)

Series:
Global and Regional Programme Evaluations
1 Aug 2013
The Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted an independent Evaluation of UNDP’s Regional Programme for Asia and Pacific in 2012. Following the previous evaluation of the Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific conducted by the Evaluation Office in 2007 f...
BUILD RESILENCE NATURAL DISASTERS

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crises

8 Jun 2013
The Asia-Pacific region faces multiple crises such as slowdown in developed economies, reduced demand for regional exports, higher costs of capital, and the volatility of commodity markets. This book highlights the increasing trend of natural disasters affecting the region through disruptions to ...
INVENTORY SHARED WATER RES W ASIA

Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

30 Oct 2013
This publication is the first UN-led effort to make a comprehensive assessment of the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. It follows a standardized structure, with eight surface water chapters and 19 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrolo...
CHANGING NATURE ASIAN LAT AMER

The Changing Nature of Asian-Latin American Economic Relations

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
12 Mar 2013
This book aims to document the growing investment and trade relations between Latin America and Asia, as well as some of their imbalances. It also provides several examples on how to upgrade trans-Pacific economic relations. It is offered to the Asian and Latin American policymaking, academic and...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2013

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013

Forward-Looking Macroeconomic Policies for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
3 May 2013
This document provides a review of the region’s performance in 2012 and its outlook in 2013, 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 analysed include growth, inflation, ...