Economic Survey of Asia and the Far East 1971

Flagship20 Apr 1971

The present Survey is the twenty-fifth 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 Bulletin, is the analysis of recent economic developments in the countries of Asia and the Far East, and of international developments that affect them. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of economic policy and policy issues.

Since 1957, in addition to review and analysis of developments in individual countries of the region, it has been the practice of these annual Surveys to examine specific problems concerning the economies of the region in order to study long-term trends and their implications for national policies. In keeping with this practice, Part One of the present Survey contains three separate studies on social justice, employment and income distribution in the ECAFE region. Part Two, in addition to individual current surveys of twenty-six countries of the region, contains two special studies, the first on recent economic development and emerging policy issues in the ECAFE region in 1970/71 and the second on the international monetary situation.

The Survey is published on the sole responsibility of the ECAFE secretariat; the views expressed should not be attributed to the Commission or to the Governments of member countries.