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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
TRADE FACILITATION ASIA & PACIFIC

Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: An Analysis of Import and Export Processes

A Study by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) and the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT)

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
6 Jun 2013
This book offers a synthesis of the results and implications from a series of business process analyses of procedures involved in importing and exporting goods to and from selected Asian countries. It aims at deepening the understanding of the nature and significance of the procedural bottlenecks...
POLICY GDBK FOR SME DEV ASIA&PAC

Policy Guidebook for SME Development in Asia and the Pacific

28 Feb 2013
As drivers of economic growth and prosperity, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in economic development. However, the SME sectors of developing Asia-Pacific economies face issues (both general and nation-specific) that hinder their growth. There is a strong need to tackle such i...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2011

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
9 Feb 2012
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...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V26 #1 2011

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.26, No.1, March 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
28 Feb 2013
Issued three 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 al...
CITIES OF OPPORTUNITY PARTNER

Cities of Opportunity

Partnerships for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future. Report of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

30 May 2013
“Cities of Opportunity: Partnerships for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future” presents the outcomes of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum, organized by ESCAP and partners from 20-25 June 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. The report gives an overview of current thinking on inclusive and sustainable urban...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V18 #2 12/2011

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, December 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
12 Jun 2012
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is published twice a year by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Its primary objective is to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge,experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development in th...
ASIA PACIFIC REG MDG RPT 2011/12

Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs - Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes

Series:
Asia-Pacific MDG Study Series
19 Sep 2012
Chapter 1, Taking stock of updated MDG status and trends, present the MDG progress in the Asia-Pacific region using the “traffic lights” method demonstrating the slow progress, off-track, on-track and early achiever MDG targets, highlighting the progress and challenges among countries in the regi...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V25 #2 2010

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.25, No.2, December 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
26 Oct 2011
Issued three 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 al...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2011

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011

Post-crisis Trade and Investment Opportunities

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
9 Feb 2012
This report identifies the challenges and opportunities for trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region concluding that with the right policies and strengthened regional cooperation, the region will be able to continue strong trade- and investment-led growth. With the continued stalling of th...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V18 #1 06/2011

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol. 18 No.1, June 2011

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
14 May 2012
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social devel...
PROMISE PROTECTION SOCIAL PROT

The Promise of Protection

Social Protection and Development in Asia and the Pacific

15 Sep 2011
A contribution to the policy discourse on the direction and impact of social protection in Asia and the Pacific, this report presents the political and economic case for social protection and the need to bring social protection into the mainstream of development policy formulation. While many cou...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2011

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011

Sustaining Dynamism and Inclusive Development - Connectivity in the Region and Productive Capacity in Least Developed Countries

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and make it inclusive, such as boosting internal demand, enhancing connectivity to create a seamless and region-wide market, and building producti...
TRADE LED GROWTH SOUND STRAT ASIA

Trade-led Growth

A Sound Strategy for Asia

19 Sep 2012
The global economic crisis triggered changes in real economies and trade in all countries, including those in Asia, which adopted the so-called export-led growth model. With these drastic changes in trade flows, and the need to counteract potential adverse effects, the old debate on the advantage...
FIGHTING IRRELEVANCE

Fighting Irrelevance

The Role of Regional Trade Agreements in International Production Networks in Asia

19 Dec 2011
The linkages between existing regional trade agreements and international production networks in Asia/Pacific are explored in this book. New evidence is provided from selected sectors of certain Asian economies on the linkages between international production networks and regional trade agreement...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V17 #2 12/2010

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.17 No.2, December 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
15 Sep 2011
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is published twice a year by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Its primary objective is to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge,experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development in th...
PATHS TO 2015 MDG PRIORITIES ASIA

Paths to 2015 MDG Priorities in Asia and the Pacific

15 Sep 2011
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be achieved by 2015. World leaders gathered again at the United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs in September 2010 in New York to assess some of the likely outcomes on present trends, identify some of the weakest areas of performance, a...
DEV IMPACT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Development Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2011
This publication brings together case studies from five different countries in Southeast and East Asia to examine the impact of IT-based trade facilitation measures already implemented, with a specific focus on their effect on small and medium sized-enterprises. The development of IT systems to s...
CREATING BUSINESS & SOCIAL VALUE

Creating Business and Social Value

The Asian Way to Integrate CSR into Business Strategies

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2011
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is used to describe the voluntary efforts of companies to assume a larger responsibility for the effect of their operations on society. As such, CSR is an important complement to development efforts of governments. Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are bec...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2009

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2009

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
23 Aug 2010
The Yearbook is a leading regional reference on Asia and the Pacific. It is aimed at a non-specialized audience that is interested in the Asian and Pacific region – in its people, economies and environment. Rich in information content, the Yearbook includes data, charts and a textual overview of ...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V25 #1 2010

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol.25, No.1, June 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
15 Sep 2011
Issued three 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 al...
ASSESS RPT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Assessment Report on Energy Efficiency Institutional Arrangements in Asia

15 Sep 2011
The technical and economic viability of energy efficiency (EE) has become more pronounced as concerns about energy security, climate change and low carbon development intensify. Although the promotion of EE has long been identified as an effective policy tool to manage energy demand, active pursu...
DEV PARTNERSHIP FORUM ECON

Development Partnership Forum

Economic Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction

15 Sep 2011
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) implemented a number of initiatives in 2008 and 2009 both in Myanmar and at ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok to address the challenges of providing assistance to Myanmar in recovering from Cyclone Nargis. Throughout t...
EOR 2010 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Annual Report (30 April 2009 - 19 May 2010)

Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held its sixty-sixth session in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 13 to 19 May 2010. The present report, which covers the period from 30 April 2009 to 19 May 2010, contains an account of the discussions and the conclusions reached by the ...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V17 #1 06/2010

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.17 No.1, June 2010

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
15 Sep 2011
The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is published twice a year by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Its primary objective is to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge,experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development in th...
ACHIEVING MILL DEV GOALS IN ERA

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty

23 Aug 2010
The Asia-Pacific region comprising the bulk of the world's poor, hungry and sick people presented a mixed and uneven picture in its progress toward the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) targets at the time of the last assessment. This Report takes stock of the status of achievement of MDGs in ...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V24 #3 2009

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.24, No.3, December 2009

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
23 Aug 2010
Issued three 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 al...