Local governments are responsible for a growing number of issues, including integrated resource management at the local level. However, gaps exist between responsibilities and actual mandates, financing sources and capacities of local governments to implement urban nexus initiatives. Moreover, almost all cities have outgrown their original municipal jurisdiction and their urban areas now extend into at least one other neighboring local government (and often many).
Opening Remarks were delivered by:
1. Dr. Donovan Storey, Chief, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP
2. Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
3. Dr. Sorawit Nanjaruwong, Expert Energy for Urban Development, Ministry of Energy
Global Assessment Report: National Statistical System of Mongolia is the background document for the Fourth Meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES), Bangkok, 23-24 March 2015.
The Resource Facility for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics: The document was prepared by ESCAP Statistics Division. It will be discussed in the Fourth Meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES), Bangkok, 23-24 March 2015.
The Millennium Development Goal (MDG 3) of gender equality and empowerment of women will determine India’s long-term sustainable development. It is also the right thing to do. India’s progress on MDG 3 is mixed. India will achieve targets in girl’s education and literacy, but lags behind on improvements to women’s economic empowerment and equal representation for women in Parliament. Progress has been satisfactory at the primary level, but barriers are still being faced in secondary and tertiary education. Women’s participation in the labour market is extremely low and stagnant.
Focal Area on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics in Asia and the Pacific: The document was prepared by participants from India to the Fourth Meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES), Bangkok, 23-24 March 2015.