Resources

 
11 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Day 1 Presentations

1.1. Introduction to trade facilitation and paperless trade UNNExT and ESCAP Work Programme on Trade Facilitation
- Mr. Tengfei Wang, ESCAP

1.2 Trade facilitation measures for SMEs and the agriculture sector: an overview
- Ms. Maame Agyeben, ESCAP

1.3 Rules for cross border trade: The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
- Mr. Markus Pikart, UNECE

1.4 ICT technologies role in implementing WTO TFA,
- Mr. Dmitry Godunov, UNCTAD

 
8 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics, Bangkok, 23-24 March 2015.

 
7 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

This is the programme for the Workshop on Trade Policy and Analysis, 11- 15 May 2015, Yangon University of Economics, Yangon.

 
30 Apr 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Enhancing finance for the areas discussed in Sessions 2 to 6 of this consultation cannot occur without boosting regional development cooperation. In particular, capacity-building and technical assistance to increase countries’ access to public and private sources of finance is essential for making progress. In this context, it is important to discuss how ODA can be not only increased to fulfill unmet international commitments but also be deployed in the most effective manner and prioritizing countries that need it the most.

 
30 Apr 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have become more vulnerable to climate-related natural disasters, while environmental challenges such as air pollution and deforestation continue to escalate in some countries. This session discusses country-level and regional initiatives to address the growing challenges arising from climate change, the promotion of sustainable energy for all, and the dissemination of green technologies.

 
30 Apr 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Cities in the Asia-Pacific region are the engines of economic growth and centres of societal transformation, but rapid urbanization is leading to huge increases in the demand for basic public services, which require financing by local governments. In addition, the generation of decent jobs and increased productivity by private businesses in the cities calls for the provision of financing for technology and small entrepreneurs. This section explores perspective from the region on ways to strengthen local government finances and increase financing for technology and small entrepreneurs.

 
30 Apr 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Given the sheer scale of its financing requirements, infrastructure investment must be tackled from multiple angles, including through mobilizing additional public resources, developing the region’s capital markets, engaging new regional multilateral development banks such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and enhancing the use of official development assistance. With respect to capital markets, the development of institutional investors could play an important role given their focus on investing in long-term assets.

 
30 Apr 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Building on the Monterrey Consensus (2002) and the Doha Declaration (2008), the Third International Conference on Financing for Development will deliberate on ways to support the implementation of the emerging sustainable development goals. This session will review the draft outcome document of the Conference and highlight priority issues for the Asia-Pacific region.

Suggested question:
•What are the top priorities for the Asia-Pacific region with regards to the Addis Ababa Accord?

 
30 Apr 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

In the Asia-Pacific region, some of the most pressing policy issues are related to investments in social development, for which there is a need for re-prioritizing government spending and for strengthening the mobilization of domestic resources, including through increasing tax revenues and improving tax administration. In addition, budgeting and tax policies provide important opportunities for reducing inequalities, including gender and for aligning domestic policies and incentives with sustainable development.

 
6 May 2015
Manuals, guidelines, training materials

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