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SERVICE SECTOR REFORMS ASIA PACIF

Service Sector Reforms

Asia-Pacific Perspectives

27 Jun 2012
This is a collection of studies on services, most of which were presented at the conference on “Reforming services for inclusive and sustainable development of Asia and the Pacific” held in Bali, Indonesia in October 2010. The collection provides an agenda for future empirical research and must b...
POLICY GDBK FOR SME DEV ASIA&PAC

Policy Guidebook for SME Development in Asia and the Pacific

28 Feb 2013
As drivers of economic growth and prosperity, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in economic development. However, the SME sectors of developing Asia-Pacific economies face issues (both general and nation-specific) that hinder their growth. There is a strong need to tackle such i...
TRADE FACILITATION ASIA & PACIFIC

Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: An Analysis of Import and Export Processes

A Study by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) and the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT)

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
6 Jun 2013
This book offers a synthesis of the results and implications from a series of business process analyses of procedures involved in importing and exporting goods to and from selected Asian countries. It aims at deepening the understanding of the nature and significance of the procedural bottlenecks...
ETUDE SUR LES TRANSP MARITIME 2011

Etude sur les transports maritimes 2011

Series:
Etude sur les transports maritimes
15 May 2013
Sur fond de crise financière mondiale et de récession économique, la croissance du commerce maritime s’est poursuivie, bien que plus lentement. Selon les prévisions, les perspectives sont incertaines pour le trafic maritime international, qui se prépare à traverser une période très difficile, laq...
RESOURCE EFFIC ECON OUTLOOK ASIA

Resource Efficiency

Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

21 Nov 2011
This first report focuses on the demand for and use of natural resources, as drivers and as consequences of economic activity and social development. It provides an overview of resource use patterns in Asia and the Pacific, explains why sustainable resource use and resource efficiency will become...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2011

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
9 Feb 2012
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...
TRANS ORG CRIME E ASIA THREAT ASS

Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific

A Threat Assessment

30 Jul 2013
This regional assessment is broadly focused on transnational organized crime (including drug trafficking) issues and the linkages with development, governance and security in East Asia and the Pacific. This Report is intended to provide a more comprehensive and nuanced picture of contraband flows...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V26 #1 2011

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.26, No.1, March 2011

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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 DEV JRNL V18 #2 12/2011

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, December 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
12 Jun 2012
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 PACIFIC REG MDG RPT 2011/12

Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs - Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes

Series:
Asia-Pacific MDG Study Series
19 Sep 2012
Chapter 1, Taking stock of updated MDG status and trends, present the MDG progress in the Asia-Pacific region using the “traffic lights” method demonstrating the slow progress, off-track, on-track and early achiever MDG targets, highlighting the progress and challenges among countries in the regi...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V25 #2 2010

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.25, No.2, December 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
26 Oct 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...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2011

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011

Post-crisis Trade and Investment Opportunities

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
9 Feb 2012
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 DEV JRNL V18 #1 06/2011

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol. 18 No.1, June 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
14 May 2012
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social devel...
CROSS BORDER GOVERNANCE IN ASIA

Cross-Border Governance in Asia

Regional Issues and Mechanisms

17 Mar 2011
Rapid globalization has led to increased flows of capital, services, ideas, information and people between countries. Problems that face one nation often have a rippling impact throughout the region and globally. This growing list of cross-border challenges cannot be resolved by isolated policy a...
PROMISE PROTECTION SOCIAL PROT

The Promise of Protection

Social Protection and Development in Asia and the Pacific

15 Sep 2011
A contribution to the policy discourse on the direction and impact of social protection in Asia and the Pacific, this report presents the political and economic case for social protection and the need to bring social protection into the mainstream of development policy formulation. While many cou...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2011

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011

Sustaining Dynamism and Inclusive Development - Connectivity in the Region and Productive Capacity in Least Developed Countries

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and make it inclusive, such as boosting internal demand, enhancing connectivity to create a seamless and region-wide market, and building producti...
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

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...
REVIEW INFO TECHN COMM DEV #14 (A)

Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia, Issue 14 (Arabic language)

Series:
Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia (Arabic)
21 Sep 2011
This issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia addresses the reality and prospects of the Free and Open Source Software in the Arab region, with a focus on its impact on development, which is manifested in giving opportunities to build local ...
PRIVATE PUBLIC ALLIANCE EXPERT DEV

Private-Public Alliances for Export Development

The Korean Case

Series:
Comercio Internacional
13 Dec 2010
The present report explains the development path of Korea, from a country which started its development with a lack of natural resources, industrial facilities, sufficient foreign reserves and business experiences and with human resources as its only productive factor at the disposal, to its succ...
ENVIRO PERF REV AZERBAIJAN 2ND

Environmental Performance Reviews

Azerbaijan - Second Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
5 May 2011
This second environmental performance review covers the nine issues of importance to Azerbaijan related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustai...
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...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2010 (R)

Review of Maritime Transport 2010 (Russian language)

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport (Russian)
21 Sep 2011
More than 80 per cent of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and an even higher percentage of developing-country trade is carried in ships. This annual publication is an important source of information on this vital sector. It closely monitors developments affecting world seaborne tra...
TRANSPORTE MARITIMO EN 2010

El transporte marítimo en 2010

Series:
Transporte Marítimo, El
15 Sep 2011
Más del 80 por ciento del comercio internacional de mercancías se transporta por mar, y un porcentaje aún mayor del comercio de los países en desarrollo se realiza en los buques. Esta publicación anual es una importante fuente de información sobre este sector vital. Se sigue de cerca los aconteci...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2010

Review of Maritime Transport 2010

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
5 Apr 2011
More than 80 per cent of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and an even higher percentage of developing-country trade is carried in ships. This annual publication is an important source of information on this vital sector. It closely monitors developments affecting world seaborne tra...
DEV IMPACT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Development Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation

Series:
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...
REVIEW INFO TECHN COMM DEV #13 (A)

Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia, Issue 13 (Arabic Language)

Series:
Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia (Arabic)
18 Nov 2010
This issue of the Bulletin of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia contains a review and analysis of the status of information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit for Information Technology, through a follow-up of the implementation o...