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ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 1968

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1968

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
31 Dec 1968
This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.
TOWARDS SUS FUTURE ASIA PACI

Towards a Sustainable Future

Energy Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific Region

17 Feb 2017
This report, aimed at policy makers from Asia and the Pacific, provides a historical perspective on regional energy connectivity and its implementation challenges, as well as outlining an action plan for accelerated regional energy integration to bring shared benefits to ESCAP’s member States. Th...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2016

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2016

Recent Trends and Developments

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
6 Jan 2017
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a major annual publication of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of United Nations ESCAP. It aims to deepen understanding of trends and developments in trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region; emerging issues in trade, inv...
GLOBAL ENVIRO OUTLK GEO 6 ASIA PAC

Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO-6)

Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific

17 Feb 2017
The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide co...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V31 #1 2016

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.31 No.1

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
25 Oct 2016
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 ...
EOR 2016 SUPP19 ESCAP ANNUAL RPT

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report (30 May 2015 – 19 MAY 2016)

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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
16 Sep 2016
Official records of the Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2016.
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2015

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015

Facts and Trends at the Outset of the 2030 Development Agenda

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
25 May 2016
The Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015 presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. For the first time the Yearbook is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It offers current t...
TRADE FACILITATION PAPERLESS TRADE

Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade

State of Play and the Way Forward for Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
This book features the results of the 2015 UNRC Joint Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation for the Asia-Pacific Region and incorporates them into an econometric analysis estimating the impact of trade facilitation on trade costs. It shows that there is a strong, negativ...
REDUCING TRADE COSTS ASIA PACIFIC

Reducing Trade Costs In Asia-Pacific Developing Countries

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
This publication evaluates the current level of trade costs in the Asia-Pacific region and outlines recent evidence with regard to the impacts of various trade facilitation measures in reducing trade costs. Part I provides an overview of trade costs in Asia and the Pacific, based on the most rece...
REGIONAL INTEGRATION & LABOUR MOBI

Regional Integration and Labour Mobility

Linking Trade, Migration and Development

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
This paper, published as part of the ESCAP series Studies in Trade and Investment, explores the linkages between trade, labour mobility and development in the Asia-Pacific region. The paper moves from an analysis of recent trends in regional labour mobility through an examination of the connectio...
INTL PRODUCTION SHARING & EXCHANGE

International Production Sharing and Exchange Rates of Asian Countries

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
Recent years has seen a sharp increase in the trade of intermediate goods between ASEAN countries and China, reflecting the emergence of China as a regional “assembly centre” and sourcing the bulk of parts and components from countries in South-East and North-East Asia in the production of final ...
ENHANCING REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY

Enhancing Regional Connectivity

Towards a Regional Arrangement for the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
25 May 2016
Current implementation of paperless trade systems in the Asia-Pacific region focuses on application to domestic parts of trade processes, while international trade inherently requires trade information to flow across borders along internal supply chains. With current practices of paperless trade ...
ASIA PACIFIC TRADE AGMT

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement

Promoting South-South Regional Integration and Sustainable Development

15 Nov 2017
International trade has been placed prominently into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015, as an engine for economic growth and development. There are at least 20 targets across different SDGs that are related to international trade. These targets relate to both ...
VALUING WASTE TRANSFORMING CITIES

Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities

25 May 2016
This publication provides guidance, lessons and recommendations on how to accomplish the paradigm shift from viewing waste as a problem to a valuable resource. It explores a low-cost, low-technology, community-based and decentralized waste-to-resource model called the ‘integrated resource recover...
SHIFTING FROM QUANTITY TO QUALITY

Shifting from Quantity to Quality

Growth with Equality, Efficiency, Sustainability and Dynamism

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Greening of Economic Growth Series
21 Apr 2016
The conventional “grow first, clean up later” approaches to economic growth are increasingly placing the futures of regional economies and societies at risk. The forward-thinking policymaker is tasked to promote development based on eco-efficient economic growth and at the same time, record more ...
INNOVATIVE SOCIO-ECONOMIC POLICY

Innovative Socio-economic Policy for Improving Environmental Performance

Payments for Ecosystem Services

Series:
Greening of Economic Growth Series
21 Apr 2016
The conventional “grow first, clean up later” approaches to economic growth are increasingly placing the futures of regional economies and societies at risk. The forward-thinking policymaker is tasked to promote development based on eco-efficient economic growth and at the same time, record more ...
OVERVIEW OF GREEN BUSINESS

Overview of Green Business

Enabling Policies and Private Sector Examples

Series:
Greening of Economic Growth Series
21 Apr 2016
The conventional “grow first, clean up later” approaches to economic growth are increasingly placing the futures of regional economies and societies at risk. The forward-thinking policymaker is tasked to promote development based on eco-efficient economic growth and at the same time, record more ...
INTEGRATING THREE DIMENSIONS OF SU

Integrating the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development

A Framework and Tools

21 Apr 2016
The conventional “grow first, clean up later” approaches to economic growth are increasingly placing the futures of regional economies and societies at risk. The forward-thinking policymaker is tasked to promote development based on eco-efficient economic growth and at the same time, record more ...
GREEN GROWTH INDICATORS - ASIA PAC

Green Growth Indicators

A Practical Approach for Asia and the Pacific

Series:
Greening of Economic Growth Series
21 Apr 2016
The conventional “grow first, clean up later” approaches to economic growth are increasingly placing the futures of regional economies and societies at risk. The forward-thinking policymaker is tasked to promote development based on eco-efficient economic growth and at the same time, record more ...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2016

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2016

Adapting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the National Level

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Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
14 Oct 2016
The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2016 explores ways to adapt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to the unique circumstances, capacities and levels of development of the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) ...
PARTNERSHIPS FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Partnership for Universal Access to Modern Energy Services

A Global Assessment Report by United Nations Regional Commissions

21 Apr 2016
This report finds that successful partnerships actively promote community empowerment through engagement of community members in leading to a higher level of ownership of community based energy projects. It aims to provide examples of practical experiences and good practices, to demonstrate that ...
ASIA PACIFIC MDG RPT 2012/13

Asia-Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2012/13

Asia-Pacific Aspirations - Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda

21 Apr 2016
As the finishing line for the MDGs approaches, this report articulates Asia-Pacific aspirations for a post-2015 development framework. It calls for concerted and accelerated action on 11 measurable goal areas. Countries will need to bring together the three pillars of sustainable development – ec...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2016

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016

Nurturing productivity for inclusive growth and sustainable development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
25 May 2016
The Survey 2016 assesses the region’s outlook as it navigates through global uncertainties, providing policy options and strategies to support countries in striving towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The report analyses a wide range of areas including economic growth, inflation,...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - GOLD

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Gold

Series:
Commodities at a Glance
9 Nov 2020
The series "Commodities at a Glance" aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format.
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2015

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2015

Series:
Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
21 Sep 2016
This latest biennial Review sets out transport developments in the ESCAP region, focusing on trade trends and forecasts, and their effect on transport, while also taking into account the external factors affecting transport systems and infrastructure provision, in the context of transport’s cont...
COUNTRY PROFILE ON UZBEKISTAN

Country Profile on Housing and Land Management

Uzbekistan

Series:
Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management
9 Mar 2016
This Country Profile on Uzbekistan’s housing and land management sectors, prepared at the request of the Government of Uzbekistan, is the 18th in the series. The Country Profile programme continues to focus on specific challenges or achievements in the housing and land management sectors that are...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V22 #2 12/2015

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, December 2015

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
9 May 2016
Published twice a year by the Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the primary objective of the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, exp...
WHAT THE ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

What the ASEAN Economic Community Will Mean for Businesses

A Look at the Case of Myanmar

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
24 May 2016
With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) coming into effect, the main purpose of this publication is to serve as a resource to businesses, particularly in Myanmar and the other CLMV countries, in navigating the coming changes. The central conclusion of this guidebook is that despite the numerous o...