Economic Survey of Asia and the Far East 1960

Flagship16 Apr 1960

The present Survey is the fourteenth in a series of reports prepared annually by the secretariat of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. A major object of these Surveys, and of the quarterly Economic Bulletins which supplement them, is the analysis of recent economic developments in, and affecting, the countries of Asia and the Far East in so far as these developments are shaped by, and help to determine, their policies.

Following the usual pattern, part I of the present report reviews the economic situation in the ECAFE region in 1960, on the basis of the information available to the secretariat up to the time the survey was written (January 1961). Part II is devoted to a review of public finance in the postwar period — the increasing role of the public sector, government expenditure, government revenue and fiscal policies.

The Survey is published solely on the responsibility of the secretariat, and the views expressed therein should not be attributed to the Commission or its member governments.