Policy Dialogue on Strengthening Transport Connectivity in Southern Asia
Southern Asia remains the least integrated subregion in Asia as measured by intra-regional trade, investment, transport connectivity and people to people contacts. Intra-regional trade in Southern Asia is under 6% of their global trade in comparison with 39 per cent in East Asia and 25 per cent in South-East Asia. One of the main reasons for low trade is high trade costs due to poor transport connectivity within the subregion.
This is the report of the Regional Expert Group Meeting on Capacity Development for Disaster Information Management, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at Bangkok, Thailand, from 21-22 October 2014.