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.

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16 Jul 2015
Books

This "Policy Guidance Manual on Wastewater Management With a Special Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS)" has been developed based on experience of the policy makers and in consultations with relevant stakeholders at country and regional level and was shared in its signal version to the regional workshop on Wastewater Management and Sanitation on 2-3 April 2015.

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.

9 Jul 2015
Working paper series

China has grown to become an economic powerhouse and engine of global demand. However, China’s projected GDP growth rates are now anticipated to remain below 7% per annum over the next five years. This issue of Trade Insights examines how the ‘new normal’ of lower economic growth in China will impact on the prospects for trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

1 Jul 2015
Working paper series

This brief reviews the evolution of customs reform in China that has led to E-Port, and aims to share relevant insights into the Chinese Single Window experience for policymakers in other countries.

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.

26 Jun 2015
Working paper series

This discussion paper "Climate finance in the Asia-Pacific: Trends and Innovative Approaches" was prepared for ESCAP by Ilaria Carrozza, PhD Candidate, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
The author would like to acknowledge ESCAP Environment and Development Division (Rae Kwon Chung, Aneta Nikolova, Riccardo Mesiano, Hala Razian, and with support from Yohan Hong). A peer review was conducted by Climate Policy Initiative (Mia Fitri and Leela Raina).

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