The Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division aims to accomplish increased national capacity to formulate and implement effective, sustainable and gender-responsible economic and development policies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in the area of poverty reduction.
The division provides a combination of normative-analytical and capacity-development activities to 62 member countries of ESCAP taking into account the significant variation in their geographic, demographic, and socio-economic conditions. With its substantive focus on pro-poor economic growth, the division responded to the needs of its member countries for capacity-building at national and local levels with greater attention given to addressing threats to national economic growth strategies and inclusive development policies.
Resolution 65/1 on “Implementation of the Bali Outcome Document in addressing the food, fuel and financial crises” adopted by the 65th session of the Commission requested ESCAP to conduct analytical studies and share experiences on improving food and energy security, on responding to the financial crisis, and on sustainable agriculture. Expert group meetings, policy dialogues, subregional and national seminars were conducted to discuss specific topics on global economic crisis, policy options for economic and inclusive development, as well as for poverty alleviation and to increase capacity to design and implement relevant policies that are effective, sustainable and gender-responsive.
Three sections handle the work of the division:
Macroeconomic Analysis and Development
Countries with Special Needs