This stocktaking report attempts to provide an overview of big data, its use in the policymaking
context, the stakeholders and their roles and provides some suggested
actionable steps as a discussion stimulus for the “Big Data and the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development: Achieving the Development Goals in the Asia and the Pacific
Region” meeting in Bangkok on 14 - 15 December 2015.
Critical data for global, regional and national development policymaking are still lacking.
The ROC-TF newsletter is a biannual publication, which features updates, publications and forthcoming activities of regional and international organizations working on trade facilitation in the Asia-Pacific region.
The magnitude of urbanization at the global level is associated with not only the concentration of resources, people, capital, and technologies but also patterns of resource consumption and its pressure on the environment. Cities require approximately 80% of the world’s energy and claim the same share of CO2 emission. Additional pressures from urban development have been put on water supplies, waste collection and treatment systems, biodiversity and other crucial resources (Engelke, 2012).
Report of the Second Meeting of the Legal and Technical Working Groups of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation.
5 – 6 November 2015, Bangkok, Thailand