Asia and the Pacific: A Story of Transformation and Resurgence

Asia and the Pacific: A Story of Transformation and Resurgence

Date: 
1 Aug 2014

While the Asia-Pacific region has become the world’s growth pole and is poised to reclaim global economic leadership in the twenty-first century, there remains an important question on addressing the challenges of shared prosperity and sustainable development. Will the growth of the Asia-Pacific region positively transform the lives of all people from Bangkok to Beijing, from Ankara to Almaty and from Suva to Seoul? ESCAP − and its predecessor − ECAFE has long been ahead of the curve in answering that question and in shaping ideas about economic and social development in the region, primarily through its annual Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, and by facilitating the creation of a development consensus for the region. We recap over 60 years of forecasting in this video slideshow.