Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific, 2011 (pdf, 3 MB)
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). This year the Review focuses on trend and development relating to the following areas: railways; roads and highways; maritime ports and developments in shipping; dry ports, intermodal terminals and logistics development; facilitating transport across borders; and safe and sustainable transport.
Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific, 2009 (pdf, 2.8 MB)
Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific, 2007 (update: 08/02/2008)
Background: The biennial publication Review of Developments in Asia and the Pacific provides a review of progress made in the transport sector in the ESCAP region. It reviews the significant developments in the roads, railways, shipping ports, inland waterways, multimodal transport and logistics, air transport and urban transport and analyzes their trends. The Review also examines a wide range of issues in the transport sector and initiatives that have been directed to facilitation of transport in the region, promotion of private sector participation, meeting the social and environmental needs and reform in the industry.
The 2007 edition of the Review has just been completed. It includes a Special Issue on the Busan Ministerial Conference on Transport. At the present the original English version (PDF, 2MB) and French translation (PDF, 2MB) are available. The Russian and Chinese versions will appear soon. The part of the Review on 'data and trends' is available here (PDF, 4 MB).
Transport-related data (time series) that were also used for the preparation of the Reviews are from time to time consolidated into a Statistical Abstract of Transport in Asia and the Pacific, the latest 2007 edition of which is available here.
Toward an Asian Integrated Transport Network which appeared in early 2007 also includes a review of trends in regional cooperation in transport in Asia and the Pacific (browse here).
Country reports are available on infrastructure and public-private partnerships as well as on road safety.
Previous editions of the Review are available: 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 1996-2001 | 1995 | 1993. Earlier facts on transport trends in the region since 1947 were reported as part of the Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacifc.