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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 1979/1980

World Economic Survey 1979-1980

Current Trends in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
5 Jul 1980
World Economic Survey 1979-1980 observes that the present world economic situation is characterized by a slow pace of economic advance in most countries, which is expected to weaken further in the coming months, particularly in developed market economies. This is accompanied by high rates of pric...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1980/1981

World Economic Survey 1980-1981

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
30 Dec 1981
World Economic Survey 1980-1981 discusses the deterioration in the performance of the world economy in 1980, which was accompanied by a marked slowdown in the expansion of world trade, worsened imbalances in current accounts and an acceleration in the pace of inflation. Although some recovery in ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1981/1982

World Economic Survey 1981-1982

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 May 1992
World Economic Survey 1981-1982 observes that economic expansion decelerated markedly throughout the world in 1981. The slowdown affected all major regions and groups of countries, independently of their level of development or economic structure. The deceleration was particularly intense in the ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1983

World Economic Survey 1983

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
19 May 1983
According to World Economic Survey 1983, the world economy remained in the grip of recession during 1982 and is only now beginning, in a few places, to show some signs of recovery. The unexpectedly severe contraction in demand that ensued from the anti-inflationary policies set in train by major ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1984

World Economic Survey 1984

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Mar 1984
After the most protracted global economic recession since the 1930s, the prospects for sustained and broad-based growth are still not satisfactory. This unresolved issue is the focus of World Economic Survey 1984. A major development in 1983 was the recovery in North America. The recovery of the ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1985

World Economic Survey 1985

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 Jul 1985
The crucial role of international trade in reinforcing global demand was evident in 1984, as the growth of world output gradually regained the pace of the late 1970s. Yet the geographical spread of the recovery remained limited, and economic growth in half of the developing countries was still so...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1986

World Economic Survey 1986

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
9 Apr 1986
The large imbalances in trade and payments that have in recent years characterized the world economy persisted in 1985 and early 1986. In particular, unprecedented disequilibrium prevailed in the trade and financial relations of major industrial countries, and there was a continued overall net tr...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1987

World Economic Survey 1987

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 Jan 1987
The modest expansion that characterizes the world economy during most of the first half of the 1980s persisted in 1986. Inflation has decelerated considerably and industrial countries are entering their fifth year of expansion, though at a slow pace. The world economy appears to be set in a slow ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1988

World Economic Survey 1988

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
9 Apr 1988
The growth of gross world product in 1987 was slightly above 3 per cent. Short-term trends indicate that the world economy will continue to expand during the next two years, but at a lower rate. The period ahead will be one in which multilateral institutions and traditional economic relations wil...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1989

World Economic Survey 1989

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
12 Jun 1989
Global economy growth in 1988 confounded expectations. Not only was the expansion of world output larger than expected, but international trade and investments grew vigorously. However, this expansion failed to spread to many developing countries, particularly those in Africa and Latin America, w...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2017

World Economic and Social Survey 2017

Reflecting on Seventy Years of Development Policy Analysis

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
13 Jul 2017
The aim of WESS 2017 is to document the intellectual influence of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs through this flagship publication on its 70th Anniversary. First published in 1948, the Survey is the oldest continuous post-World War II publication of its kind that records and analys...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2016

World Economic and Social Survey 2016

Climate Change Resilience - An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
3 Oct 2016
This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey contributes to the debate on the implementation challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addressing the specific challenge of building resilience to climate change, the Survey focuses attention on the population groups and ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2014/2015

World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015

Learning from National Policies Supporting MDG Implementation

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
22 Feb 2016
The year 2015 was one of global action concerning the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other challenges. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development along with a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will apply universally to all countries. As the MDG experience shows, setting am...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2013

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

Sustainable Development Challenges

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
22 Jul 2013
The 2015 deadline to meet the targets of the Millennium Development Goals is fast approaching. There has been significant progress, but it is uneven. Meanwhile the context within which development goals are pursued has become much more challenging, visible in the recent food, fuel and financial c...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2012

World Economic and Social Survey 2012

In Search of New Development Finance

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
27 Jun 2012
The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) is a yearly publication that provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies. Scholars, policymakers, development thinkers and practitione...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2011

World Economic and Social Survey 2011

The Great Green Technological Transformation

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
16 Jun 2011
This survey explains why the Great Green Technological Transformation will have to be fully realized in developing countries if they are to achieve food security and rural development, minimize the damage from natural hazards and extreme disasters partly induced by climate change, and transform t...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2010

World Economic and Social Survey 2010

Retooling Global Development

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
29 Jun 2010
The Survey points out promising directions for reform, including strengthening government capacities for formulating and implementing national development strategies; doing more to ensure that official development assistance is aligned with national priorities; strengthening the international tra...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2009

World Economic and Social Survey 2009

Promoting Development, Saving the Planet

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
28 Jul 2009
The separation in practice of climate change and development agendas has distorted the global debate on the two biggest policy challenges facing the international community. According to the Survey, an integrated approach based on the concept of sustainable development is urgently needed. It argu...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2008

World Economic and Social Survey 2008

Overcoming Economic Insecurity

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
26 Jun 2008
According to the Survey, economic insecurity arises from the exposure of individuals, communities and countries to adverse events, and from their inability to cope with and recover from the downside losses. Local concerns have been compounded by new global threats as unregulated markets and clima...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2007

World Economic and Social Survey 2007

Development in an Ageing World - 60th Anniversary Edition, 1948-2007

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
29 Jun 2007
The World Economic and Social Survey 2007 analyses the challenges and opportunities associated with ageing populations and aims to facilitate discussions in furthering the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing which focuses on three sets of priorities: older people and development; advanc...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2006

World Economic and Social Survey 2006

Diverging Growth and Development

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
28 Jul 2006
The World Economic and Social Survey provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies. The analyses are supported by analytical research and data included in the annex. According to t...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2005

World Economic and Social Survey 2005

Financing for Development

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
23 Sep 2005
The World Economic and Social Survey 2005 focuses on the Monterrey Consensus as the current framework for international cooperation for development. The report examines the correspondingly broad agenda for action that was set out in the Consensus, recognizing numerous accomplishments to date and ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2004 P2

World Economic and Social Survey 2004

International Migration

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
28 Jan 2005
International migration is one of the central dimensions of globalization. Facilitated by improved transportation and communications and stimulated by large economic and social inequalities in the world, people are increasingly moving across national borders in an effort to improve their own and ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2004 P1

World Economic and Social Survey 2004

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
10 Dec 2004
This publication examines recent developments in and prospects for the world economy and addresses their implications for the developing countries in the struggle against poverty. In 2004, the world economy continued the recovery that had started in 2003. Nevertheless, there are a number of immed...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2003

World Economic and Social Survey 2003

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
21 Nov 2003
The World Economic and Social Survey is the United Nations annual analysis of current developments in the world economy and emerging policy issues. It contains forecast of short-term global and regional economic trends and reviews major developments in international trade. Part One of this year’s...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2002

World Economic and Social Survey 2002

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 Dec 2002
Part I. State of the World Economy: In the second half of 2002, the world economy stands at a delicate juncture. After the weakest performance in a decade for the year as a whole, global economic recovery is under way. However, neither the strength, nor the breadth, nor the durability of the reco...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2001

World Economic and Social Survey 2001

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
19 Oct 2001
Part one. State of the World Economy: chronicles how the very positive developments in output and international trade, with reasonably buoyant levels of international finance for emerging markets for the first half of 2000, turned into retrenchment. The ongoing downturn in the business cycle in d...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2000

World Economic and Social Survey 2000

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
13 Oct 2000
Part one. State of the World Economy: chronicles a remarkable recovery in the world economy after the crisis years 1997-1999. Although the volume of international financial flows has not returned to its pre-crisis level, international financial markets are again displaying a sense of calm. Intern...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1999

World Economic and Social Survey 1999

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
1 Oct 1999
Part one. State of the World Economy: provides a chronicle of how large parts of the world economy were sent reeling in the past two years by the fragility of financial systems and their international connectedness. On the whole, the world economy seems to have hit bottom and most of the affected...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1998

World Economic and Social Survey 1998

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
9 Oct 1998
Authoritative and reliable, the 1998 World Economic and Social Survey offers unique insight and commentary on current trends and policies in the world economy. Its forecasts and lucid descriptions make it an essential tool for those involved in international trade and finance. This new edition pr...