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Achieving sustainable development goals in East and North-East Asia
http://library-admin.escap.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/image.pl?thumbnail=1&imagenumber=19 Countries in East and North-East Asia have begun the process of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but are faced by a number of challenges. The forthcoming publication called "Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in East and North-East Asia" aims to identify subregional priorities and recommendations for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The subregion as a group is well advanced in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and some countries had achieved most of them long before they were developed. Adult literacy rate had reached above 90 percent by 2000 and recorded above 96 percent in 2015 in all East and North-East Asian countries. Moreover, maternal mortality and child mortality rates are well below ESCAP average in all of them. Given the large population, however, the subregion still has remaining challenges of MDGs, such as a large number of people in poverty.

Call No.: A X(5-012):577.4:338.98 Uni ac 2017

Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific
http://library-admin.escap.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/image.pl?thumbnail=1&imagenumber=20 Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific is the thematic report of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership for 2017. Addressing the theme of the 2017 session of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, it supports regional and global dialogue on sustainable development – as well as national and regional implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a new framework that allows us to approach poverty and prosperity more holistically. This holistic understanding should inform national implementation planning efforts and regional cooperation initiatives. With its focus on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, this report emphasizes how policy coherence is critical and how a multidimensional understanding of poverty and prosperity is foundational to that coherence. It also offers insights into how policy coherence through the SDGs can create opportunities for making progress on the subset of goals that are the focus of the 2017 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Call No.: A X(5-012):577.4:338.98 Uni er 2017

Toward a national eco-compensation regulation in the People's Republic of China
http://library-admin.escap.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/image.pl?thumbnail=1&imagenumber=3 The People’s Republic of China practices “eco-compensation” to promote environmental protection and restoration. This study examines the theory, practice, and legislation governing this in selected ecological areas.

Call No.: 628.5(51) ADB to 2016

The social protection indicator: assessing results for the Asia
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/publication/192966/cover-spi-asia-2016.jpg?itok=rw_O1gmi Patterns reflect uneven development of the three major types of social protection programs in Asia, with social assistance as the main instrument that supports poor and vulnerable people in most middle- and low-income countries of Asia.

Call No.: 368.4 ADB so 2016

Manual for undertaking national urban assessment
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/institutional-document/212421/cover-212421.jpg?itok=OQnBcwMU This manual provides guidelines for conducting rapid urban assessments guided by ADB’s Urban Operational Plan 2012–2020 which outlines ADB’s support to its members in developing their urban economies. Urbanization in Asia is expected to reach 55% by 2030 and 64% by 2050 to constitute 53% of the world’s urban population and contribute half the world’s gross domestic product. But as cities swell, they also struggle with environmental degradation, traffic congestion, inadequate urban infrastructure, and lack of basic civic services. ADB, under its Urban Operational Plan, will support its developing member countries in developing their urban economies, improving environmental sustainability, and in making pro-poor investments.

Call No.: 308.1 ADB ma 2016

Asian development outlook 2016 update: meeting the low-carbon growth challenge.
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/publication/197141/cover-ado2016-update-cover.jpg?itok=lg4nWv6i Growth has held up in developing Asia despite a difficult external environment. The region is expected to grow steadily at 5.7% in 2016 and 2017, the forecasts in this Update unchanged from Asian Development Outlook 2016.

Call No.: 338.98:31(5-012) Asi 2016 up

Agricultural production and groundwater conservation : Examples of Good Practices in Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/publication/211601/cover-agri-prod-groundwater-prc.jpg?itok=FkUsss0- Climate change and declining water resources threaten food production systems worldwide, increasing the need for efficient agricultural processes. The Shanxi Province in the PRC has been experiencing declining groundwater tables since 1956. This publication provides examples of how ADB’s development support met the rising challenges in water security, food production, and climate change faced by communities in the Shanxi Province. It describes initiatives in four counties in the Shanxi Province selected as pilot areas, where traditional farmers learned modern methods of groundwater use and management. As a result, options for more sustainable use of groundwater were introduced, while farm labor was reduced, crop yields increased, and water was used more efficiently.

Call No.: 63:551.495 ADB ag 2016

Addressing water security in the People's Republic of China: the 13th five-year plan (2016-2020) and beyond.
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/institutional-document/200481/cover-200481.jpg?itok=A8YvTVhC The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is known as one of the most water-stressed countries in the world and must protect and develop its freshwater resources for continuing development. Although accounting for about 20% of the global population, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is endowed with only 7% of the world’s water resources. The country faces severe water scarcity, high levels of urbanization and population growth, and climate change. This publication provides recommended policy initiatives to ensure the PRC’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016–2020) contributes to significant improvements in national water security, particularly in extreme water-scarce provinces. Some actions proposed for increased water security are better water resources management, more cross-sector planning, deeper reform of the water pricing system, and creation of water markets.

Call No.: 628.1(51) ADB ad 2016

Equality and women’s autonomy in the sustainable development agenda
http://conferenciamujer.cepal.org/13/sites/default/files/styles/publication_cover/public/images/portadainglesdocposicion.png?itok=BnwZotXv Through the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Latin American and Caribbean States have almost four decades of experience in generating successive consensuses —with the support and participation of civil society— aimed at eliminating gender inequality and ensuring fulfilment of women’s rights and autonomy. Efforts to integrate women into development, which started out as the central focus, now represent fresh challenges, among which sustainable development with gender equality is of special significance. This document is both an invitation and a tool to contemplate the future, consolidate the progress made, embrace long-postponed commitments and obligations regarding women’s rights, and pave the way for the region to attain sustainable development with full gender equality.

Call No.: 396 ECLAC eq 2016

Review of maritime transport 2016
http://unctad.org/en/PublicationImages/rmt2016_143x200.jpg The present edition of the Review of Maritime Transport takes the view that the long-term growth prospects for seaborne trade and maritime businesses are positive. There are ample opportunities for developing countries to generate income and employment and help promote foreign trade.

Call No.: 656.6(100) Uni mt 2016

The future of ASEAN-Korea partnership
http://www.aseankorea.org/uploads/2016/12/670x-%ED%91%9C%EC%A7%80%EF%BC%8D1[1].jpg The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN gracefully erects itself as a glorious and successful association that stood the test of time as a key promoter of regional cooperation and resilience in the international arena. Although political and socio-cultural divergences divided the association, the establishment of ASEAN sturdily binds the 10 member states as they march towards economic integration and smooth multilateral relations. This essay will narrate ASEAN’s modest origins and how Southeast Asian countries faced historical challenges in its five-decade existence. This includes Southeast Asia’s struggle to ‘break free’ from Western tutelage, combat communist insurgencies in their backyards, and resolve military and ethnic conflicts.

Call No.: 330.2(59-519) AKC fu 2016

A new measure of inter-industry distance and its application to the U.S. regional growth
http://library-admin.escap.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/image.pl?thumbnail=1&imagenumber=11 We propose a new measure of inter-industry ‘distance’. This is constructed a la Antras et al. (2012). While they measure the distance of an industry from its final use ? what they call ‘downstreamness’ of an industry ? we measure the distance between a pair of industries. Our proposed index is a measure of input-output linkages between industries that incorporates a ‘distance’ flavor. Our measure distinguishes the number of vertical production stages that an industry’s product goes through until it is finally used by another industry by assigning larger weights to the value of input use with longer production chains. Hence our measure contains more information on the relation between two industries along the vertical production chain. We use this index to construct an aggregate measure of ‘industry connectedness’ of regions in the U.S. It measures the degree of industrial linkages of a region. We then empirically establish that each region’s labor productivity is positively associated with the ‘industry connectedness’. The result contributes to the large literature of agglomeration economies that the industrial linkage is one of the main sources of agglomeration economies and productivity growth, as emphasized by Marshall (1920). It also suggests that our index can serve as an alternative measure of the industrial linkages.

Call No.: 330.191.6 KIEP wp No.16-11

China's Development Finance to Asia: characteristics and implications
http://library-admin.escap.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/image.pl?thumbnail=1&imagenumber=12 This paper examines the determinants of China’s development finance to developing countries with a focus on Asia from 2000 to 2012. It uses a recent version of China AidData, one of the most reliable and publicly available data sources that systematically collect and differentiate different types of China’s official development financial flows. Hence our measure contains more information on the relation between two industries along the vertical production chain. We use this index to construct an aggregate measure of ‘industry connectedness’ of regions in the U.S. It measures the degree of industrial linkages of a region. We then empirically establish that each region’s labor productivity is positively associated with the ‘industry connectedness’. The result contributes to the large literature of agglomeration economies that the industrial linkage is one of the main sources of agglomeration economies and productivity growth, as emphasized by Marshall (1920). It also suggests that our index can serve as an alternative measure of the industrial linkages.

Call No.: 330.191.6 KIEP wp No.16-12

Economic effects of anti-dumping duties: protectionist measures or trade remedies
http://library-admin.escap.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/image.pl?thumbnail=1&imagenumber=13 This paper studied the effects of anti-dumping measures on the imports to investigate whether the trade restriction effect of an anti-dumping duty is dominant in the US, the EU, China, and India from 1996 to 2015. Our results indicate that a 1% increase in the anti-dumping duties decreases the import of the targeted product by about 0.43~0.51%.

Call No.: 330.191.6 KIEP wp No.16-13

Economic survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2016: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the challenges of financing for development
http://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/40327/52/S1600797_en.pdf.jpg This, the sixty-eighth edition of the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, which corresponds to the year 2016, consists of three parts. Part I outlines the region’s economic performance in 2015 and analyses trends in the first half of 2016, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. Part II analyses the challenges that the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean face at the domestic and international levels in mobilizing financing for development. Part III contains the notes relating to the economic performance of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015 and the first half of 2016, together with their respective statistical annexes. The cut-off date for updating the statistical information in this publication was 30 June 2016.

Call No.: 338(8.03) Uni 2016

Economic development in Africa report 2016: debt dynamics and development finance in Africa
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=mjBVvgAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Africa has major development aspirations in the broader context of a global and continental economic development agenda. This calls for substantial financial resources at a time when the global development finance landscape is changing, from a model centred on official development assistance and the coverage of remaining financing needs through external debt, to a framework with greater emphasis on the mobilization of domestic resources. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2016, subtitled Debt Dynamics and Development Finance in Africa, examines some of the key policy issues that underlie Africa’s domestic and external debt, and provides policy guidance on the delicate balance required between financing development alternatives and overall debt sustainability. This report analyses Africa’s international debt exposure and how domestic debt is increasingly playing a role in some African countries as a development finance option. It also examines complementary financing options and how they relate to debt. The report makes relevant and actionable policy recommendations which address the roles that African Governments, external partners and the international community can play in ensuring that Africa’s public debt remains sustainable.

Call No.: 338.98(6) UNCTAD ec 2016