Resources

 
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
 
6 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

The ESCAP regional road safety goals, targets and indicators for Asia and the Pacific were developed as a follow-up to the Ministerial Declaration on Improving Road Safety adopted by the Ministerial Conference on Transport in Busan in 2006. These goals, targets and indicators were further defined at subsequent road safety expert group meetings in 2009 and 2010 in order to align with the targets and indicators of the Global Plan of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

 
4 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

This is a review of The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility by Gregory Clark.

 
1 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

This is the leaflet with a brief about upcoming new Module within the E-Learning Course on Water Security, which is aimed to share practical solutions to build sustainable and resilient water management systems and to foster awareness, engagement, demand and application of appropriate systems and technologies among policy makers, local authorities and community stakeholders. This e-learning training Module 1 is focusing on one aspect of enabling policies to promote wastewater management and sanitation in South–East Asia to support the water security in the region.

 
1 May 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

Information Note for the Participants

 
28 Feb 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

The SRO-ENEA acts as a knowledge hub for gathering and disseminating development policy-related good practices within the broader regional framework for strengthening subregional cooperation. The periodic newsletter aims to serve as a platform for exchange of experience, good practices and initiatives, especially in the priority areas of SRO-ENEA.

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