Publications

4 Jul 2014
Flagship publications and book series

Cross-border movements of people within East and South-East Asia have risen with rapidity, much of them driven by the prospect for gainful employment. Although there has been a growing number of articles and publications on international migration in countries in East and South-East Asia, these often focus on selected issues of migration. The present report provides a comprehensive overview of migration in East and South-East Asia and country reports that provide a concise analysis of the key national issues and how they are linked to other countries in the region.

27 Jun 2014
Working paper series

The Trade Facilitation Agreement adopted by the WTO member countries at the Bali Ministerial Conference in December 2013 highlights the importance of trade facilitation for international trade and the global economy. This paper provides a unique set of data on the progress made by 29 countries in Asia and the Pacific in implementing various trade facilitation and paperless trade measures in 2013/14, as well as estimates of the benefits from moving forward with implementation.

 
24 Jun 2014
Books

This report estimates the possible economic benefits—export gains, and cost savings—from partial or full implementation of this set of measures. The approach of this report is to conduct counterfactual simulations: “what if” exercises based on the current reality of cross-border paperless trade implementation, and two ambitious but realistic reform scenarios.

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.

 
11 Jun 2014
Working paper series

This paper seeks to discuss which formal income support schemes administered by the state exist in Pacific island countries, especially with regard to vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, older persons, children or the poor. The first part of the paper assesses vulnerabilities by discussing the socio-economic environment in Pacific island countries. The second part lists and briefly discusses existing income support schemes and briefly assesses their adequacy in terms of coverage, access, benefits, and targeting compared to needs in society.

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.

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.

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