China has grown to become an economic powerhouse and engine of global demand. However, China’s projected GDP growth rates are now anticipated to remain below 7% per annum over the next five years. This issue of Trade Insights examines how the ‘new normal’ of lower economic growth in China will impact on the prospects for trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries adopted the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (also known as the Istanbul Programme of Action) on 13 May 2011. The overarching goal of the Programme of Action is to overcome the structural challenges faced by least developed countries in order to eradicate poverty, achieve internationally agreed development goals and enable graduation from the status of least developed country.
This is a meeting report for North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum which was held on 31 October – 1 November 2014, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This report contains the following:
- Meeting's background
- Structure of the Forum
- Presentations in brief
- List of speakers
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 bimonthly newsletter "Connections" aims to serve as a platform for exchange of experience, good practices and initiatives, especially in the priority areas of SRO-ENEA.