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13 Jan 2016
Public information and advocacy materials

Amid gradual yet steady economic recovery in the United States in recent quarters, the Federal Reserve raised its policy interest rate by 25 basis points in December 2015; the first increase in nearly a decade. The new target range for the federal funds rate increased from 0-0.25% to 0.25-0.50%. The Federal Reserve’s projections suggest that monetary policy normalization would be relatively gradual, with the federal funds rate rising from about 0.4% in 2015 to 1.4% in 2016, 2.4% in 2017 and 3.3% in 2018, before reaching the long-run rate of 3.5%.

 
13 Jan 2016
Public information and advocacy materials

Recognizing the importance of regional cooperation and integration in achieving sustainable development for the region as a whole, ESCAP Commission, at its 70th Session, endorsed the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific.

 
12 Jan 2016
Official documents

These are presentations for the WTO/ESCAP 11th ARTNeT Workshop for Empirical Trade Analysis: Impacts of Trade Facilitation and Aid for Trade, 21-24 December 2015.
Presentation 1: Introduction to Stata
Presentation 2: Advanced review of econometric methods
Presentation 3: Gravity
Presentation 4: Aid For Trade
Presentation 5: Trade Facilitation

 
12 Jan 2016
Public information and advocacy materials

This is the list of participants of the Expert Group Meeting on Regional Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South and South-West Asia held in New Delhi on 17-18 September 2015.

 
17 Sep 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

This is the Concept Note for the Expert Group Meeting on Regional Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South and South-West Asia, held in New Delhi on 17-18 September 2015.

 
18 Sep 2015
Public information and advocacy materials

This is the final programme of the Expert Group Meeting on Regional cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South and South-West Asia held in New Delhi on 17-18 September 2015.

 
31 Dec 2015
Official documents

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 represents a critical milestone for development through people, planet and prosperity. The 2030 Agenda, which comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offers a transformative pathway to eradicate poverty and hunger and provide a life of dignity to all, while protecting the environment. It incorporates a shared vision to achieve the goals through strong means of implementation and a renewed global partnership.

 
11 Jan 2016
Official documents

This is a programme of the Training Workshop on “Trade Policy and Sustainable Development in Lao PDR”, 21-22 January 2016, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

 
11 Jan 2016
Public information and advocacy materials

Concept note of the Sub-regional Training Workshop on Changes in 2008 SNA affecting GDP Compilation, Astana, Kazakhstan, 30 June-4 July 2014.The documents is prepared by ESCAP Statistics Division.

 
7 Jan 2016
Public information and advocacy materials

Information Note for Participants of the Meeting of Legal Working Group of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation, Bangkok, 19-21 January 2016

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