Publications

10 May 2012
Flagship publications and book series

The Asia-Pacific region continues to face a deeply challenging external environment. The V-shaped recovery from the depths of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis in 2010 proved to be short-lived, as the world economy entered the second stage of the crisis in 2011, due to euro zone debt concerns and the continued uncertain outlook for the United States economy. The region will be affected by slackening demand for its exports and higher costs of capital, as well as by loose monetary policies and trade protection measures of some advanced economies.

2 May 2012
Flagship publications and book series

The Asia-Pacific region’s rapid growth since the 1950s had been supported by a favourable external economic environment and opportunities arising from globalization. This, however, has changed dramatically in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. In the new global environment, sustaining the region’s growth and realizing the Asia-Pacific century critically depends on its ability to harness the potential of regional economic integration.

Development Paper 1202
1 May 2012
Working paper series

This paper attempts to disentangle the poverty effects of key policy variables that directlyaffect the poor (namely the government-led channel of development spending and financing)in both agricultural and non-agricultural sectors after accounting for the effect of respective sectoral per capita income and prices, using data from India over five decades.

Development_Paper_1201
16 Apr 2012
Working paper series

This paper presents the report of the High-level Policy Dialogue on Development Challenges Facing the Subregion (New Delhi, 15-16 December 2011), which was organized to coincide with the opening of the United Nations ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia (SRO-SSWA) based in New Delhi.

5 Apr 2012
Flagship publications and book series

The UN Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation Mechanism Thematic Working Group (TWG) on International Migration including Human Trafficking, co-chaired by ESCAP and IOM, launched the 2012 Situation Report on International Migration in South and South-West Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 April 2012.

5 Apr 2012
Flagship publications and book series

UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth called on regional governments to focus greater energy on Asia-Pacific’s 1.1 billion young people, which they say are vital for the region’s future economic development.

They launched a new policy guide Investing in Youth Policy.This policy guide makes a strong case for governments to put young people higher on the policy agenda.

14 Mar 2012
Working paper series

Building productive capacities is a top priority for least developed countries to promote development and graduate from the status of least developed country. This paper discusses the

1 Mar 2012
Flagship publications and book series

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a publication prepared by the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information on and independent analyses of regional trends and developments in trade and investment; emerging issues in trade, investment and trade facilitation policies; and impacts of these policies on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving inclusive and sustainable development.

23 Feb 2012
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.

4 Feb 2012
Working paper series

The Asia-Pacific region is becoming a significant driver of global economic growth. In 2010, the region’s developing countries grew at a rate of 8.8 per cent compared to 2.7 per cent for the world’s developed economies. In the region, mobile telephony and broadband internet in particular are bringing unprecedented digital opportunities that are transforming societies. However, a number of gaps, particularly in infrastructure, need to be addressed to ensure that these digital opportunities do not engender a digital divide, thereby accelerating regional inequities.

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