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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2015

The 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.
MYANMAR BUSINESS SURV DATA ANALIT

Myanmar Business Survey

Data Analysis and Policy Implications

4 Nov 2015
Myanmar is emerging from isolation as it implements reforms and faces fewer sanctions. The country has great potential for rapid development due to its vast natural resources, abundant labour force and geostrategic location. To assist efforts, ESCAP and OECD conducted a multidimensional policy re...
TRADE & NON TARIFF MEASURES

Trade and Non-tariff Measures

Impacts in the Asia-Pacific Region, Emerging Issues in Trade and Investment, Volume no. 1

9 Sep 2015
The focus of this report is particularly on the consequences of non-tariff measures (NTMs) for developing economies and also South-South trade. This is because (i) barriers to South-South trade need to be tackled if it is to fulfil its potential as a future driver of growth; and (ii) regional dev...
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...
FINANC FOR TRANSF FROM AGENDA ACTI

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,...
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 ...
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...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 1947/2014

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1947-2014

Asia and the Pacific: A Story of Transformation and Resurgence

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
2 Sep 2014
The UN-ESCAP (and its predecessor UN-ECAFE) has been ahead of the curve in shaping the ideas on economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region through its annual economic and social Survey. This publication aims to provide a first-hand account of what was happening during a period of ...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2014

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014

Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
18 Sep 2014
The Survey 2014 will examine the region’s challenges to support its economic growth and to promote inclusive and sustainable development. Part I of the report will focus on the region’s outlook as it contends with the ongoing global recovery and assesses the region’s policy response to remaining ...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2013

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2013

Transport as a Key to Sustainable Development and Regional Integration

10 Jun 2014
This review is biennially produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry an...
IMPACTS TRADE FACILITAT MEASURE

Impacts of Trade Facilitation Measures on Poverty and Inclusive Growth: Case studies from Asia

A Study bt the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

18 Sep 2014
Trade and investment are growth engines in Asia and the Pacific enabling them to significantly reduce poverty during the past two decades. However, performance would improve if high tariff and non-tariff barriers issues were addressed; non-tariff trade costs alone account for over 90% of overall ...
TRADE PERFORMA COMPETITIVENESS

Trade Performance and Competitiveness: Selected Issues Relevant for Asian Developing Economies

A Study bt the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

18 Sep 2014
This volume comprises four selected research essays on different aspects of trade and industry issues that are of significance and interest to researchers and policy analysts alongside policy makers in the Asian region: 1) Structural transformation and trade policy: Case of Nepal, 2) Logistics p...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V20 #2 12/2013

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, December 2013

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
16 May 2014
This journal, published twice a year, 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 to stimulate policy debate and assist in the formulation of policy. It provi...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V28 #2 2013

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 28, No. 2, December 2013

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
29 Sep 2014
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 2013

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2013

Turning the Tide - Towards Inclusive Trade and Investment

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
12 Mar 2014
The main message of the Report is that the region's dominant export-led growth model should not be abandoned but does need some adjustment. While regional economies have largely succeeded in achieving sustained economic growth, additional policies are required to spread the benefits of that growt...
PROMOT SUSTAIN RESPONS BUSIN ASIA

Promoting Sustainable and Responsible Business in Asia and the Pacific

The Role of Government

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
This policy-oriented paper identifies initiatives that policy-makers in the Asia Pacific region should duly consider for promoting CSR practices, at both the regional and national levels, and spanning domestic SMEs to large MNEs. The initiatives are diverse in focus and scope, although there is o...
FROM CORP SOC RESPONS CORP SUSTAIN

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Sustainability

Moving the Agenda Forward in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
This publication looks at recent developments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) with particular attention to the growing role of impact investment and the need for greater convergence of global CSR instruments and provides recommendations to policymakers to enhance the adoption of CSR as a...