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ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V27 #1 2012

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, June 2012

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
3 Jun 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...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V19 #2 12/2012

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, December 2012

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
3 May 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...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2012

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2012

Country profiles

Series:
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

Series:
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 ...
REGIONAL INTEGRATION EAST ASIA

Regional Integration in East Asia

Theoretical and Historical Perspectives

20 Feb 2013
Regional Integration in East Asia: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives is the culmination of five years of intensive research on Asian regional integration by Waseda University. It re-examines theoretical approaches to comprehending the actual state of integration in the region and presents t...
STATE OF ASIAN CITIES 2010/11

The State of Asian Cities 2010/2011

2 Nov 2012
The report throws new light on current issues and challenges which national and local governments, the business sector and organised civil society are facing. On top of putting forward a number of recommendations, this report testifies to the wealth of good, innovative practice that countries of ...
ENVIRO 1ST PERF REV TURKMENISTAN

Environmental Performance Reviews

Turkmenistan - First Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
28 Jan 2013
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) carries out Environmental Performance Reviews (EPR) in its member States that are not members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in order to improve their environmental management by recommending ways to achieve bet...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2012

Disability at a Glance 2012

Strengthening the Evidence Base in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
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...
CHINA & LAT AMER & CARIBBEAN

China and Latin America and the Caribbean

Building a Strategic Economic and Trade Relationship

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
10 Jan 2012
The economies of China and of the Latin America and the Caribbean region are the current global growth poles and, over the coming years, will grow twice or three times as quickly as the industrialised economies, which will have to adjust to slower growth and higher unemployment. The present junct...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2013 CARTON SET 10

Human Development Report 2013

The Rise of the Global South - Human Progress in a Diverse World (Carton - set of 10)

Series:
Human Development Report
The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty in the process. India is reshaping its future with new entrep...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2013

Human Development Report 2013

The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

Series:
Human Development Report
14 Mar 2013
This report identifies more than 40 developing countries that have done better than expected in human development terms in recent decades. It analyzes the causes and consequences of these achievements and the challenges they face. Each of these countries has its own unique history. Yet they share...
GLOSSARY SHARED WATER RESOURCES

Glossary of Shared Water Resources

Technical, Socio-economic and Legal Terminology

22 Feb 2013
This glossary was prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) of Germany. It is a response to a request from the sixth session of the Committee of Water Resources at ESCWA, which cal...
ESCWA POP & DEV RPT #5 2011

Population and Development Report, Issue No.5

Youth Exclusion in the ESCWA Region: Demographic, Economic, Educational and Cultural Factors

Series:
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Population and Development Report
31 Jul 2013
This publication is one of a series of analytical Reports issued by the Population and Social Development Section of the Social Development Division at the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It aims to deepen knowledge of the interrelation between population and development ...
END 2006 INTERN DISPL TIMOR LESTE

Ending the 2006 Internal Displacement Crisis in Timor-Leste

Between Humanitarian Aid and Transitional Justice

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
31 Dec 2012
The 2006 crisis in Timor-Leste saw close to 15 per cent of the population displaced from their homes. This study looks at the National Recovery Strategy (NRS) adopted by the government to resolve internal displacement in Timor-Leste, from the viewpoint of a participant in the policy development a...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V19 #1 06/2012

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

Series:
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

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...
EOR 2012 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2012

Annual Report 26 May 2011 – 23 May 2012

Series:
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...
ENVIRO PERF REV TAJIKISTAN 2ND

Environmental Performance Review

Tajikistan - Second Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
10 Jan 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...
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

Series:
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...
TWENTY YEARS INDIA LIBERALIZATION

Twenty Years of India's Liberalization

Experiences and Lessons

28 Mar 2013
India’s growth miracle has attracted worldwide attention, particularly because this growth has been pursuant to the wide ranging economic reforms introduced in the early 1990s. Many other developing countries intensified liberalisation during this period but were unable to experience a similar sp...
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...
ASIA PACIF HUMAN DEV RPT ONE PLANE

Asia Pacific Human Development Report

One Planet to Share - Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate

4 Jun 2012
People in the Asia/Pacific region are profoundly affected by climate change. Home to more than half of humanity, the region straddles some of the world’s most geographically diverse and climate-exposed areas. Despite having contributed little to greenhouse gas emissions, mountain dwellers, island...
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...
HIV IN ASIA PACIFIC GETTING ZERO

HIV in Asia and the Pacific

Getting to Zero

31 Dec 2011
While the region has seen impressive gains – including a 20% drop in new HIV infections since 2001 and a three-fold increase in access to antiretroviral therapy since 2006 – progress is threatened by an inadequate focus on key populations at higher risk of HIV infection and insufficient funding f...
TRADE BEYOND DOHA ASIA PAC

Trade beyond Doha

Prospects for the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries

Series:
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

Series:
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...
SATOYAMA SATOUMI ECOSYSTEMS

Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-being

Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

16 Mar 2012
This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural res...
INDIA NEW PLAYER IN ASIAN PROD

India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?

Series:
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...