Launch of World Economic and Social Survey 2012 “In Search of New Development Finance”

Launch of World Economic and Social Survey 2012

Difficulties in raising sufficient domestic and external resources to finance the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), along with the numerous drawbacks of traditional aid, are leading the quest for innovative sources of development finance. The World Economic and Social Survey 2012 analyses current and proposed mechanisms for innovative development finance and highlights mechanisms that can increase the scale of development financing available, as well as provide stable and predictable financing to enhance sustainable development. The Survey confirms the potential of innovative development financing to mobilize substantial resources for international priorities, but concludes that realizing this potential requires strong political will to follow through on available proposals as well as transparency in the allocation and management of those resources.

Note to editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to the launch of the United Nations World Economic and Social Survey 2012: In Search of New Development Finance. The report launch will be followed by a question and answer session.

What: Launch of the United Nations World Economic and Social Survey 2012: In Search of New Development Finance

Who: Dr. Oliver Paddison, Economic Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP

Dr. Pracha Koonnathamdee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

When: Friday, 6 July 2012 at 14:00 -15:30 hours

Where: Theatre, Ground floor of United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC)
United Nations ESCAP, Rajadamnern Nok Ave, Bangkok 10200