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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION IN TRADE

Interregional Cooperation in Trade and Investment

Asia-Latin America

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
15 Sep 2000
This publication provides a bird's eye view of the current status of trade relations between the two regions. As a part of the Studies in Trade and Investment Series, this publication presents an outcome of the Seminar on Interregional Cooperation in Trade and Investment. Some of the questions th...
PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVES GREATR

Private Sector Perspectives in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
26 Jan 2001
Owing to the great potential for economic development and prosperity in the Indo-China, the private sector can play a substantial role as the driving force for sustained growth. This publication presents the background studies and proceedings of a 1999 Symposium, which aimed at promoting private ...
PROMOT WOMEN

Promoting Women's Rights as Human Rights

Series:
Studies on Women in Development
15 Sep 2000
Women's rights have traditionally been viewed as separate from human rights. Yet, throughout their lifetime, women are often faced with violations of their human rights. To address those issues, an Expert Group Meeting was organized to review the progress achieved in the Asia and the Pacific regi...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V30 #1

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, March 2000

4 Aug 2000
Issued four times a year, this publication provides data for assessing demographic and economic trends in countries and areas of the Asia and the Pacific region. Data presented for multiple years on a month-by-month basis, facilitate comparative studies.
FAMILY & OLDER PERSONS IN CHINA

Family and Older Persons in China, Indonesia and Thailand, The

Series:
Asian Population Studies Series
24 Mar 2000
The family remains the most important source of support for the elderly. However, socio-economic changes are undermining this traditional means of support. Through case studies on China, Indonesia and Thailand, this publication discusses the implications of Asia's population future for the family...
INTEGR ENVIRO CONSIDER INTO V4

Integrating Environmental Considerations into Economic Policy Making Processes

Background Readings - Modalities for Environmental Assessments, Country Studies on Flood Loss Reduction in Bangladesh, Urban Development and Environmental Protection in Shangh

Series:
Development Papers
24 Mar 2000
Development strategies in the Asia and the Pacific region are heavily focused on fostering economic growth and do not always focus on the detrimental environmental effects of the modalities used to implement the strategy. This publication discusses the modalities for environmental assessments. It...
HNDBK FOR LITERACY & POST LITERACY

Handbook for Literacy and Post-literacy for Capacity-building of Organizations

15 Sep 2000
This Handbook has been developed to support the work of professionals engaged in the promotion of literacy among women in the Asia-Pacific region through capacity-building of local organizations. The major objective is to show the essential steps for developing and implementing post-literacy prog...
MANAGING THE TRANSITION FROM THE V

Managing the Transition from the Village to the City in the South Pacific

4 Aug 2000
As we enter the twenty-first century, one of the key emerging issues in Asia and the Pacific region is urbanization. This publication outlines the unique features of urbanization and urban problems in the developing countries of the South Pacific. It analysis such issues as: urbanization, urban i...
SEXUALLY ABUSED & SEXUALLY EXPLO

Sexually Abused and Sexually Exploited Children and Youth in South Asia

A Qualitative Assessment of Their Health Needs and Available Services

26 Jan 2001
This publication provides a synthesis of the situation relating to child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse in five countries of South Asia, namely, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is based on the national reports prepared and submitted by each country's national rese...
SEXUALLY ABUSED & SEXUALLY EXPLO

Sexually Abused and Sexually Exploited Children and Youth in the Greater Mekong Subregion

A Qualitative Assessment of Their Health Needs and Available Services

15 Sep 2000
Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and youth are issues of growing concern in the Greater Mekong Subregion, which includes Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. The study identifies common physical, psychological and social health problem...
REVIEW REGION & SUBREGION AGRMT

Review of Regional and Subregional Agreements on Land Transport Routes

Issues and Alternative Frameworks

4 Aug 2000
This review seeks to examine various issues, that are relevant to the development of international land transport routes. The publication gives a comprehensive account to identify various elements for an international land transport agreement that can provide an effective framework for such devel...
DEV ASIA EUROPE RAIL CONTAINER

Development of Asia-Europe Rail Container Transport through Block-trains

Northern Corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway

4 Aug 2000
This publication presents valuable guidelines for the development of efficient rail services along the routes of the Trans-Asian Railway Northern Corridor (TAR-NC). It highlights those components of the services that should receive specific attention to be able to attract shippers and keep their ...
HUMAN RESOURCE DEV REQUIRE

Human Resource Development Requirements of the Tourism Sector in India

15 Sep 2000
This study of human resource development in the tourism industry of India has the following objectives: determine the manpower needs in hotel and accommodation sector, estimate the requirements in various operational skills and ascertain the need of training infrastructure. The publication can be...
GDLNS INTEGRATED PLANNING SUSTAIN

Guidelines on Integrated Planning for Sustainable Tourism Development

15 Sep 2000
The Guidelines provide a comprehensive list of factors to be considered when developing a sustainable, strategic and integrated tourism plan in Asian and the Pacific countries. The publication discusses such issues as the costs and benefits of tourism, developing tourism-related infrastructure, a...
FACILITATION OF TRAVEL IN THE ASIA

Facilitation of Travel in the Asian Region

Series:
ESCAP Tourism Review
15 Sep 2000
This issue of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Tourism Review offers analysis and insight into the experiences of selected member countries in addressing issues of facilitation as part of their national tourism development strategies. Viewpoints of selected inte...
ROAD DEVELOPMENT & THE ENVIRONME

Road Development and the Environment

Methodologies for Minimizing Environmental Damage

4 Aug 2000
This publication gives ample descriptions and suggestions on road development as a tool for sustainable social and economic growth. It highlights the type and scale of damage road development may cause to the environment and most of all how to minimize it by considering the environment throughout...
PROMOT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment

Lessons for Economies in Transition

21 Jul 2000
There is general agreement that one of the keys to boosting economic growth in the economies in transition is the promotion of foreign direct investment. The importance of a favourable investment climate and adequate legal and regulatory frameworks does much in attracting foreign direct investmen...
COMMERCIALIZATION OF RENEWABLE ENE

Commercialization of Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development

Series:
Energy Resources Development Series
15 Sep 2000
This publication is largely based on the reports of country studies undertaken in Bangladesh, The Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal and on papers on experience in renewable energy development in selected developing countries in Asia. It is an in-depth analysis of the resource and t...
ALIGNMENT THE TRADE DOCUMENT

Alignment of the Trade Documents of Cambodia, Myanmar and Viet Nam

23 Jun 2000
This publication presents a comprehensive review of trade documents and procedures currently in use in the country of Cambodia, Myanmar and Viet Nam. It highlights a series of recommendations needed to facilitate the alignment of the trade documents in order to rationalize trade procedures and to...
WASTEWATER MNGMT POLICIES

Wastewater Management Policies and Practices in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
Water Resources Series
4 Aug 2000
In Asia and the Pacific, the proper removal and disposal of sewage and other polluted waters have been a major problem to governments for years and continue to present a serious challenge. This publication is a regional survey of wastewater management practices and policies based upon data receiv...
YOUTH POLICY FORMULATION MANUAL

Youth Policy Formulation Manual

26 Jan 2001
Mobilizing the creativity and passion of young people, and recognizing the unique perspective of youth on their current and future needs are quickly becoming national and international priorities. Drawing upon the best practices of those countries in the Asia and the Pacific region already engage...
YOUTH PARTICIPATION MANUAL

Youth Participation Manual

26 Jan 2001
Youth are at the forefront of global, social, economic and political developments. It is therefore critical that youth concerns and issues are understood and addressed. The best route to understanding youth is to give them a voice through facilitation of their active participation. This Manual pr...
BRINGING THE BEIJING PLATFORM

Bringing the Beijing Platform for Action to the Grass Roots

Series:
ESCAP Government Cooperation Series
4 Aug 2000
Since the Fourth World Conference on Women and the NGO Forum on Women 1995, countries, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and communities around the world have undertaken numerous activities to publicize and implement the recommendations made during the Conference. This publicatio...
OPTIONS FOR EXCHANGE RATE POLICY

Options for Exchange Rate Policy

7 Jul 2000
Options for Exchange Rate Policy aims at promoting a better understanding of the diverse determinants of an appropriate exchange rate policy regime. The publication is divided into three parts. Part one contains an introduction, and conclusions and recommendations concerning exchange rate policy ...
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPM

Integrated Assessment and Development of Mineral Resources in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Series:
Mineral Concentrations and Hydrocarbon Accumulations in the ESCAP Region
15 Sep 2000
This publication focuses on the use of state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to assess mineral resources potential in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The subregion includes the riparian states of Mekong River, namely Cambodia, Lao's People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand,...
IMPACT ASSESS & REGIONAL RESPONSE

Impact Assessment and Regional Response Strategies for Climate Change

4 Aug 2000
This study takes into account issues of climate change and sea level rise and in particular their economic considerations in the Asia and the Pacific region. The publication also provides a regional overview of response actions to climate change. Useful recommendations towards the formulation and...
INTERRELATION TRADE & ENVIRO ASIA

Interrelationship between Trade and Environment in Asia and the Pacific

4 Aug 2000
The interrelationship between trade and environment has been debated in various international forums. In the Asia and the Pacific region, international trade has proven to be an engine of growth, creating the need for policies on environment and trade to be mutually supportive. This publication g...