Publications

24 Jun 2014
Books

This report estimates the possible economic benefits—export gains, and cost savings—from partial or full implementation of cross-border paperless trade facilitation measures. Simulation results suggest that cross-border paperless trade has significant potential to reduce trade costs and boost trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

19 Jun 2014
Working paper series

The Policy Papers on Countries with Special Needs Series addresses key issues and concerns in reducing development gaps and promoting inclusive, resilient and sustainable development of the countries with special needs in the Asia-Pacific region. The Series aims at generating a forward-looking discussion among policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders to help forge political will and build a regional consensus on the needed policy actions to close development gaps of least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states of the region.

30 Apr 2014
Books

Although the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 was the worst economic crisis in over 60 years for many industrial countries, most Asian and Pacific developing countries weathered it quite successfully. The resilience of the region is somewhat puzzling at first sight. In an increasingly globalized world, aren’t economic shocks supposed to be transmitted faster and farther than ever before? And shouldn’t the largest shock in decades affecting the central financial centres of the world cause substantial ripple effects?

23 Apr 2014
Working paper series

This is a working paper on a preliminary review by the ESCAP Secretariat on Assessing the outcome of the World Summit on the Information Society in Asia and the Pacific published on 23 April 2014.

4 Apr 2014
Flagship publications and book series

This report contains the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development as well as the proceedings and organization of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, held in Bangkok in September 2014.

If you would like to request a printed copy of the report, please email escap-sdd@un.org.

4 Apr 2014
Flagship publications and book series

The publication Sustaining Progress on Population and Development in Asia and the Pacific: 20 years after ICPD contains an analysis of the ICPD beyond 2014 Global Survey in Asia and the Pacific and the results of additional research on the status of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in the region.

If you would like to request a printed copy of the report, please email escap-sdd@un.org.

3 Apr 2014
Working paper series

Many governments have established specialized Units or Programmes to develop and supervise PPP projects, which have generally been successful in playing a ‘catalytic’ role in promoting and developing PPP solutions. They have been particularly relevant in building internal capacity as they allow the concentration and availability of required expertise through the accumulation of experience and the possibility of adequate training. The list of PPP Units and Task Forces active in the Asia-Pacific region is presented in the document.

27 Mar 2014
Flagship publications and book series

ICT continues to grow rapidly with widespread diffusions, novel applications as well as unforeseen challenges. This policy brief series aims to increase the policy relevance underlying the secretariat’s analytical work and thereby enhance the contributions that ICT can make in the shift towards more inclusive and sustainable development processes.

25 Mar 2014
Books

“The Future We Want”, the outcome document of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, reaffirmed the significance of regional frameworks that complement and facilitate effective translation of sustainable development policies into concrete action.

21 Mar 2014
Flagship publications and book series

The World Water Development Report, or WWDR, is produced by the World Water Assessment Programme, a programme of UN-Water hosted by UNESCO, and is the result of the joint efforts of the UN agencies and entities which make up UN-Water, working in partnership with governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

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