Publications

23 Jul 2015
Books

Myanmar is emerging from decades of military rule, central planning and economic isolation as it implements political and economic reforms and, as a result, faces fewer international sanctions. The country has great potential for rapid development due to its vast natural resources, abundant labour force and geostrategic location. Capitalizing on these assets to achieve its goal requires well-implemented regulatory and institutional reform.

13 Jul 2015
Working paper series

The analysis followed two previous studies carried out between 2012 and 2014 covering North, Central, and South-East Asia, for a total of 25 countries across the continent.

7 Jul 2015
Journals

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and to stimulate policy debate and assist in the formulation of policy.

 
2 Jul 2015
Working paper series

This Brief describes a potential statistical framework for analysing energy security. Calculations for a new dashboard of energy resources indicators are presented, using South-East Asia as a case study.

 
2 Jul 2015
Working paper series

The Asia-Pacific Statistics Newsletter, Second Quarter 2015, provides information on the "Regional collaboration for statistics development and the post-2015 development agenda"; features an Interview with Mr Ramesh Kolli, former member of the National Statistical Commission, India; provides update on the areas of work; and announces important events and meetings.

26 Jun 2015
Working paper series

This discussion paper "Polarizing world: GDP, development and beyond" was prepared for ESCAP by Michael Shashoua and Sudip Ranjan Basu. Michael Shashoua is a PhD fellow at Rice University, USA; and Sudip Ranjan Basu is Economic Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, ESCAP.

26 Jun 2015
Working paper series

This discussion paper "Financing Development Gaps in the Countries with Special Needs in the Asia-Pacific Region" was prepared for ESCAP by Mustafa K. Mujeri, Former Director General, The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh.

26 Jun 2015
Working paper series

This discussion paper "Financing Sustainable Development – What Can We Learn from The Australian Experience of Reform?" was prepared for ESCAP by Wayne Swan, Member of Parliament, formerly the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia.

26 Jun 2015
Working paper series

This discussion paper "Financing Statistics Development in Asia and the Pacific" was prepared by Statistics Division, ESCAP.

26 Jun 2015
Working paper series

This discussion paper "Financing Disaster Risk Reduction for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific" was prepared by Disaster Risk Reduction Section, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP.

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