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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
MONITORING & EVAL SYSTEM OVERV

Monitoring & Evaluation System Overview And Evaluation Guidelines

20 Dec 2010
The present document responds to requests made by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) of the General Assembly and the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) of the United Nations Secretariat. The purpose of the document is to provide an overview of the m...
TRADE STATISTICS POLICYMAKING

Trade Statistics In Policymaking

A Handbook of Commonly Used Indices and Indicators – Revised Edition 2009

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2011
This handbook is a reference in preparation of analysis of already available merchandise trade statistical information for assessment of various trade issues, discussion on negotiating positions and ultimately for conducting consultations. It consists of seven chapters that: 1) cover some basic d...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2009

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2009

Series:
Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
15 Sep 2011
The Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific is a biennial publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Review is structured into three main parts. Part I describes the environment within which the transport sector is de...
POLICY OPTIONS FOR EFFECT IMPLEMEN

Policy Options for Effective Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action in Asia and the Pacific

Developing Innovative Strategies for Flood Resilient Cities

Series:
Water Resources Series
15 Sep 2011
This report offers an overview of issues and challenges in managing urban flood risks which reviews socio-economic impacts of flooding. Impacts of urban development on flood risks are described in the context of adapting to climate change. The report comprises a synthesis of recent developments i...
FINANC INCLUSIVE GREEN FUTURE

Financing an Inclusive and Green Future

A Supportive Financial System and Green Growth for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

23 Aug 2010
The Asia-Pacific region has made considerable progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but the region is still off track on many crucial MDG indicators. This publication considers the challenges the region faces for achieving the Goals and shows that they are still within reach, ...
OLDER AGE PARENTS & AIDS EPIDEMIC

Older-Age Parents and the AIDS Epidemic in Thailand

Changing Impacts in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy

23 Aug 2010
The purpose of this publication is to disseminate the findings of the report on “Older-age parents and the AIDS epidemic in Thailand:Changing impacts in the era of Antiretroviral Therapy” to assist policymakers addressing similar contextual environments to further understand the epidemic and its ...
PACIFIC PERSPECT 2009 CRISES OPPOR

Pacific Perspectives 2009

Crises and Opportunities

6 May 2010
While annual economic growth rates have frequently reached double digits in Asia, in the Pacific the rate of economic growth has been slow, in some cases below the rate of population growth. The Pacific faces a multifaceted issue linked to slow fertility transition that results in high dependency...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2010

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2010

Sustaining Recovery and Dynamism for Inclusive Development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
24 Aug 2010
The 2010 edition of the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development spanning all economies in this vast and diverse region, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2010 assesses the critical issues, policy changes and risks that the region faces i...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V24 #2 2009

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.24, No.2, August 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...
EOR 2009 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2009

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 1 May 2008-29 April 2009, Economic and Social Council Official Records, 2009 - Supplement No.19


Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
20 Oct 2009
The sixty-fifth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific was held against the backdrop of an economic crisis, food/fuel price volatility and climate change, a triple threat that could roll back development gains. The implications of this triple threat for the Asia-Pa...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2009

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2009

Trade-led Recovery and Beyond

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
23 Apr 2010
When the economic crisis hit Asia and the Pacific in the course of 2008, exports and economic growth rates tumbled while unemployment rose sharply and results for 2009 look set to be even worse. The objective of this report is to sensitize policymakers to various trade policy tools which could be...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V16 #2 12/2009

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.16 No.2, December 2009

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
26 Aug 2010
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Developm...
BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS GUIDE

Business Process Analysis Guide to Simplify Trade Procedures

23 Aug 2010
The Guide offers a simple methodology to elicit, document, and analyze the existing “as-is” business processes involved in international trade, as well as aid in developing recommendations to further improvement. It suggests a set of practical steps and activities, from setting the scope of the b...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V16 #1 06/2009

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.16 No.1, June 2009

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
22 Apr 2010
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Developm...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V24 #1 2009

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.24, No.1, April 2009

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Jan 2009
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...
GLOBAL ECON & FINANCIAL CRISIS

The Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Regional Impacts, Responses and Solutions

17 Oct 2009
What started as a financial crisis in the US has quickly unfolded into an economic crisis that now threatens to roll back the development gains of the last decade and may precipitate a human tragedy in many parts of the developing world. The analysis presented in this report provides a regional ...
STRENGTHENING LIFE SKILLS POSITIVE

Strengthening Life Skills for Positive Youth Health Behavior

An Overview and Discussion Paper

23 Apr 2010
Life skills education, using the peer-to-peer approach, can effectively promote youth health and protect young people from HIV, drugs, sexual abuse and other threats. This publication draws on experiences, lessons learned and recommendations from the 2005-2009 UNESCAP project “Strengthening Life ...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2009

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009

Addressing Triple Threats to Development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
11 Jun 2009
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009 analyses how three global crises of 2008 – Great Recession in developed countries, food and fuel price volatility and climate change - threaten the development in the Asia-Pacific region. The publication also talks about subregional vari...
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES SANITATION

Institutional Changes for Sanitation

Discussion Paper on the Institutional Changes Required to Achieve the MDG Target on Sanitation

11 Jun 2009
This report presents the institutional progress made in selected member countries towards achieving sanitation goals, as reported in an Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)-led survey. Institutional progress consists of changes in administrative, legal and financial rul...
TSUNAMI EARLY WARN SYST INDIAN

Tsunami Early Warning Systems in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia

Report on Regional Unmet Needs

19 Oct 2009
This Study contains an update of the original “Report on Regional Needs and Recommendations: Tsunami Early Warning Systems (TEWS) on the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia”. The Study aims to guide the policy and programming of the Fund as well as other initiatives in this area of work. There has be...
SUSTAINAB AGRICULT & FOOD SECURITY

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

19 Oct 2009
The study is focused on the impact food insecurity on the Asia-Pacific region and how to deal with it. Access to food and not the supply of food is central to food security. Thus, Governments need to develop and strengthen social protection programmes and improve the availability of food at the n...
IMPACT TRADE FACILITAT EXPORT

Impact of Trade Facilitation on Export Competitiveness

A Regional Perspective

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
26 Apr 2010
This study is aimed to identify the major issues Asian developing countries must address to enhance export competitiveness through trade facilitation. The paper is composed of four parts. Part 1 examines the definition and scope of trade facilitation; part 2 presents the concept of export competi...
HIV & AIDS IN ASIA & PACIFIC

HIV & AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

A Review of Progress Towards Universal Access

11 Jun 2009
This background paper reviews progress made in the Asian and Pacific region in line with international commitments, with particular attention to the Universal Access targets developed for low and concentrated epidemic countries in Asia and the Pacific through regional and civil society consultati...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2008

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, 2008

17 Oct 2009
The seventh issue of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review begins with a special brief on termites in the trade system, followed by five research articles. The articles cover the topics on the rise of China; the main global IT services hub; East and South-East Asian free trade agreements; ...
GREENING GROWTH IN ASIA & PACIFIC

Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development - Taking Action on the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, 2006-2010

26 Jun 2009
The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-á-vis environmental performance; and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business ...