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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...
TRANSFORMATION SUSTAINABLE DEV

Transformations for Sustainable Development

Promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

24 May 2016
This report is a combined effort by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the Institute for Global and Environmental Strategies (IGES), and is being published as...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2015

Disability at a Glance 2015

Strengthening Employment Prospects for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
Disability at a Glance
29 Feb 2016
This publication focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region and offers solutions to strengthen their employment prospects. It offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific infor...
INNOV PERFORM REVIEW TAJIKISTAN

Innovation Performance Review of Tajikistan

Series:
ECE Innovative Performance Review
25 Apr 2016
The Innovation Performance Review of Tajikistan contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to the problems...
GENDER EQUAL & WOMEN

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Asia and the Pacific

Perspectives of Governments on 20 Years of Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15 Jun 2016
This publication provides a regional overview of progress made in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in the Asia-Pacific region, from the perspectives of the national governments. More specifically, this report provides a summary of the identified achievements and c...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V22 #1 06/2015

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 22, No.1, June 2015

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
14 Jan 2016
This publication 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 aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The Asian development experience i...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V30 #2 2015

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.30, No.2, December 2015

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Sep 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 ...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2015

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015

Supporting Participation in Value Chains

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
14 Jan 2016
Part I of this report assesses trends and developments in regional trade and investment flows and policies in an attempt to provide the insights and information necessary to separate the cyclical from the structural aspects. Part II analyses the participation of Asia-Pacific economies in global a...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2015

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
14 Jan 2016
The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, a...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V30 #1 2015

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.30 No.1, June 2015

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Dec 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 ...
EOR 2015 SUPP19 ESCAP ANNUAL RPT

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report (9 August 2014 - 29 May 2015)

Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
16 Dec 2015
Official records of the Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2015.
REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY SHARED PROSP

Regional Connectivity For Shared Prosperity

31 Dec 2014
As networks in the Asian and Pacific region become increasingly integrated and interdependent, the future of regional connectivity will depend on how closely Asia-Pacific countries work together. Regional strategies presented in this Theme Study can be the basis for this cooperation. However, suc...
ESCAP FIN FOR DEV #1

Financing for Transformation

From agenda to action on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Financing for Development Series
13 Aug 2015
The sustainable development financing (SDF) is critical for adopting a framework and implementation of sustainable development goals that would be successor to MDGs framework. The publication aims to analyse the scope, trends and potential of all sources of financing at the national levels in the...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V21 #2 12/2014

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 21, No.2, December 2014

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
11 Sep 2015
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, exper...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2015

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2015

Building Productive Capacities to Overcome Structural Challenges

Series:
Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
14 Jan 2016
This publication aims to inform policymakers of the development challenges and prospects of the region's 36 least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States. It focuses on productive capacities and economic diversification, which play a critical role i...
MAKING IT HAPPEN TECHNOLOGY

Making It Happen

Technology, Finance and Statistics for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific - Asia-Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2014/15

4 Jun 2015
The end of 2015 is the target for the Millennium Development Goals. As MDGs come to a close and a post-2015 agenda takes shape, to be formulated as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this report focuses on three key issues for implementation of this new agenda: technology, finance and stat...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2015

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015

Making Growth More Inclusive for Sustainable Development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
4 Aug 2015
The Survey 2015 assesses the region’s outlook as it navigates through global uncertainties, providing policy options and strategies to sustain inclusive and sustainable growth. The report analyses a wide range of areas including economic growth, inflation, trade and investment, financial markets,...
KEEP TRACK CHANG ENVIRO IN ASIA

Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific

31 Mar 2015
Over the last quarter of a century, Asia Pacific as a region has enjoyed rapid economic growth, which has dramatically reduced the number of poor people and improved human development. While the region is less poor, there is social and economic inequality between subregions, between countries and...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2014

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
31 Mar 2015
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...
BUSINESS & DEV IN MYANMAR

Business and Development in Myanmar

A Policy Handbook for Private Sector Development

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
31 May 2015
This handbook is to provide policymakers, business communities, development organizations, and other interested parties with a thorough overview of the private sector environment in Myanmar today. It outlines the challenges faced by businesses, elaborates on the nature of the challenges and why t...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V29 #2 2014

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 29 No. 2, December 2014

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
30 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 ...
RESOURCE EFFIC ECON OUTLOOK CHINA

Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for China

Economics and Outlook for China

2 Jan 2015
This report provides more detailed data and analysis, specific to China, over the report provided in 2011 on Asia and the Pacific (UNEP 2011). It can be thought of as a single country focus version of that report, and so the structure is broadly similar. For most sections the base data used is si...
ECON DIVERSIFIC IN ASIAN LLDCS

Economic Diversification in Asian Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)

Prospects and Challenges

31 Mar 2015
This report on Economic Diversification of Asian LLDCs: Challenges and Prospects will address economic diversification and its impact on structural transformation, building productive capacities, job creation and enhancing competitiveness of LLDCs in Asia. The primary objective of the report is t...
EOR 2014 SUPP19 ESCAP ANNUAL RPT

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report 2 May 2013 - 23 May 2014

Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
25 Feb 2015
Official records of the Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2014.
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V29 #1 2014

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 29, No.1, November 2014

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
25 Feb 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 TRADE & INV RPT 2014

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2014

Recent Trends and Developments

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
24 Oct 2014
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a major annual publication of the Trade and Investment Division of United Nations ESCAP. It provides information on and independent analyses of trends and developments in: (a) intra- and inter-regional trade in goods and services; (b) foreign di...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V21 #1 06/2014

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol. 21 No. 1, June 2014

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
5 Dec 2014
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year with the primary objective of providing 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 aims to stimu...