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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)

The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies. 

WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2004

World Economic and Social Survey 2004

Part I - Trends and Policies in the World Economy, Part II - International Migration

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Apr 2004
The 2004 edition of the World Economic and Social Survey is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the state of the world economy in 2004 and the outlook for 2005. It includes a review of developments in international trade and finance and an overview of the situation in the world’s eco...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2018

World Economic and Social Survey 2018

Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Oct 2018
This publication reviews the advances in frontier technologies — including automation, robotics, renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence — and analyzes their economic, social and environmental impact. These technologies present immense potenti...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1961

World Economic Survey 1961

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
16 Jun 1961
World Economic Survey 1961 focuses on industrialization and economic development, following the request by the Committee for Industrial Development for a review of industrialization in underdeveloped countries during the 1950s. The Survey also examines recent trends in the world economy, analysin...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1962

World Economic Survey 1962

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Jun 1962
Part one: The Developing Countries in World Trade, presents the first series of papers prepared for discussion at the second session (May-June 1963) of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to be convened in 1964. These papers addressed the broad is...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1948

World Economic Report 1948

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
31 Dec 1948
World Economic Report 1948 assembles a considerable volume of post-war economic data relating to all regions of the world not hitherto available within the compass of a single study. The Report aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the world economic situation in 1948, and to indicate major e...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1949/1950

World Economic Report 1949–1950

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
14 Mar 1950
World Economic Report 1949-50 analyses major developments in domestic economic conditions and international economic relations during 1949 and the first half of 1950, with some preliminary comments on tendencies since mid-1950. The Report also presents a discussion of two special problems: the fa...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1950/1951

World Economic Report 1950–1951

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
3 Jul 1951
World Economic Report 1951-52 highlights the major domestic economic changes in economically developed private enterprise economies, centrally planned economies and selected countries of Latin America and the Far East. The Report also studies the changes in international trade and payments in sev...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1951/1952

World Economic Report 1951–1952

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
12 Sep 1952
World Economic Report 1951-52 highlights the major domestic economic changes in economically developed private enterprise economies, centrally planned economies and selected countries of Latin America and the Far East. The Report also studies the changes in international trade and payments in sev...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1952/1953

World Economic Report 1952–1953

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
4 Jun 1955
World Economic Report 1952-53 analyses major changes in domestic economic conditions and international trade and payments from 1950 to 1953, with special emphasis on developments in 1952 and 1953. The introduction surveys current economic problems in the light of economic developments since the S...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1953/1954

World Economic Report 1953–1954

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
12 Jan 1954
World Economic Report 1953-54 analyses recent major changes in domestic economic conditions and in international trade and payments, with special emphasis on developments in 1953 and 1954. The Report reviews the economic developments in three broad groups of countries: economically developed priv...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1955

World Economic Survey 1955

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
11 Nov 1955
World Economic Survey 1955 reviews the growth of production and trade in private enterprise economies and the centrally planned economies during the first post-war decade. The introduction examines some of the major problems of balanced growth encountered since the war. The Survey also highlights...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1956

World Economic Survey 1956

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
18 Nov 1956
World Economic Survey 1956 is devoted to a study of balance of payments problems during the post-war period. It reviews the worldwide balance-of-payments experience since the war, the changes in the network of international balances and the pattern of international settlements. Furthermore, the p...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1963

World Economic Survey 1963

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Feb 1963
Part one: Trade and Development: Trends, Needs and Policies, presents the second series of papers prepared for discussion at the second session (May–June 1963) of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to be convened in 1964. These papers addressed t...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1957

World Economic Survey 1957

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
3 Apr 1957
World Economic Survey 1957 examines the problem of inflation, analysing its nature as well as recent governmental anti-inflationary policies, with particular emphasis on the role of monetary policies. Both demand and cost elements, as well as the significance of monetary factors are reviewed. The...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1964

World Economic Survey 1964

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
20 Dec 1964
Part one: Development Plans: Appraisal of Targets and Progress in Developing Countries, reviews the experience gained and the techniques used by different countries in planning for economic development. It focuses attention on development plans in the developing countries. The Survey provides an ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1958

World Economic Survey 1958

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
15 May 1958
In part one of World Economic Survey 1958, attention is focused on international commodity issues and policies in the post-war period. The Survey analyses trends and fluctuations in world trade of primary commodities, national and international commodity policies, and issues of primary commoditie...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1965

World Economic Survey 1965

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 Jan 1965
Part one: The Financing for Development, deals with an issue that has been a matter of long-standing concern in various United Nations bodies, namely the financing of economic development. The Survey discusses the problem of increasing the volume of savings available to the developing countries, ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1959

World Economic Survey 1959

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
5 Sep 1959
World Economic Survey 1959 reviews the year, which witnessed new peaks in world production and incomes following the recovery from the 1957/1958 recession in the United States and the cessation of growth in 1958 in western Europe. The Survey also analyses the investment trends and policies in the...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1966

World Economic Survey 1966

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
17 Feb 1966
Part one: Implementation of Development Plans: Problems and Experience, offers a series of papers dealing with problems and experience in the implementation of development plans. The subject of plan implementation has figured prominently in recent discussions in international forums. The Survey r...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1967

World Economic Survey 1967

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
14 Aug 1967
Part one: The Problems and Policies of Economic Development: An Appraisal of Recent Experience, examines the principal features of economic progress of developing countries during the period 1955 to 1965. As part of the preparatory work for a second United Nations Development Decade, this review ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1969/1970

World Economic Survey 1969–1970

The Developing Countries in the 1960s: the Problem of Appraising Progress

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
12 Apr 1970
World Economic Survey 1969–1970 addresses the methodological problems that are involved in measuring progress in the developing countries. The Survey reviews the available data and suggests ways in which they might be used to throw light on the economic and social performance in the 1960s of the ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1968

World Economic Survey 1968

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
3 Jul 1968
Part one: Some Issues of Development Policy in the Coming Decade, discusses problems and policies relating to the prospective growth of population, employment and educational requirements. It also examines policies for the acceleration of agricultural and industrial growth in the coming decade, a...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1971

World Economic Survey 1971

Current Economic Developments

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
10 Jun 1971
World Economic Survey 1971 examines some salient features of economic developments in 1970, taking into consideration the more detailed biennial report on the world economy that is to be issued in connection with the review and appraisal of the Second United Nations Development Decade. According ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1973

World Economic Survey 1973

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
19 May 1973
Part one: Population and Development. This report is the twenty-fifth in a series of comprehensive reviews of world economic conditions published by the United Nations. On the occasion of the World Population Year (1974), part one of World Economic Survey 1973 examines the recent interrelationshi...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1974

World Economic Survey 1974

Part two: Current Economic Developments

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
16 Jul 1974
Part two of World Economic Survey 1974 analyses the salient features of world production and trade in 1974 compared with the earlier years of the Second United Nations Development Decade. It also deals in detail with the course of production and world trade, with problems of internal economic bal...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1972

World Economic Survey 1972

Current Economic Development

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Oct 1972
World Economic Survey 1972 complements the documents prepared in connection with the biennial appraisal of progress under the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Decade. According to the Survey, an upsurge in production which got under way in the second half of 1971 h...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1975

World Economic Survey 1975

Fluctuations and Development in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
11 Jun 1975
World Economic Survey 1975 takes a closer look at the fluctuations and development in the world economy in the first half of the 1970s. The 1971-1975 period was one of great instability in which short-term problems and emergencies tended to pre-empt the attention of policymakers. The Survey also ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1976

World Economic Survey 1976

Current Trends in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Apr 1976
World Economic Survey 1976 reviews the main developments in the world economy in 1976 and the outlook for 1977. It summarizes the latest available data on world production and world trade and briefly examines the state of economic balance—internal, as revealed by changes in inflation and unemploy...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1977

World Economic Survey 1977

Current Trends in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
29 Aug 1997
World Economic Survey 1977 highlights a widespread uncertainty and unease about prospects for the world economy in 1978 and even over a longer time span. Although domestic income and output in 1977 and early 1978 have been continuing to increase in most countries, the pace has been moderating rec...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1978

World Economic Survey 1978

Current Trends in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Mar 1978
According to World Economic Survey 1978, the pace of world economic activity weakened in 1978. In developing countries, in particular, the trends towards lower rates of growth in output observed since 1975 were accentuated. The developed market economies continued to grapple with problems of insu...