ESCAP has aligned its programme structure with the conference structure adopted by the Commission at its 64th session in 2008 (resolution 64/1). As a result, as of 1 January 2010, ESCAP works through eight interrelated and complementary subprogrammes that reflect the priorities of member States:
- Macroeconomic policy and inclusive development
- Trade and investment
- Environment and development
- Information and communications technology and disaster risk reduction
- Social development
- Subregional activities for development
Each subprogramme contains a set of separate, time-bound expected accomplishments, aligned with the overall objective and priorities of the ESCAP work programme.
ESCAP also has five Regional Institutions which support the implementation of work under the relevant subprogrammes:
- Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) in Incheon, Republic of Korea
- Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) in New Delhi, India
- Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Secondary Crops’ Development in Asia and the Pacific (CAPSA) in Bogor, Indonesia
- Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) in Chiba, Japan
- United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery (UNAPCAEM) in Beijing, China
In addition to the existing subregional office in the Pacific, three new subregional offices respectively for East and North-East Asia, North and Central Asia, and South and South-West Asia are being established in 2009. The activities for South-East Asia will be coordinated by ESCAP’s headquarters.