National summaries provide a snapshot of the findings of the ESCAP region-wide assessment of the capacity of national statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific to produce basic economic statistics. The assessment was conducted during 2013 and looked at different aspects of economic statistics ranging from the availability of survey and administrative data, statistical infrastructures and compilation practices and methods for selected economic statistics to availability of human and financial resources and staff skills.
Presentation on World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 for the MPDD Special Seminar on "The Launch of the World Economic Situation Prospects 2015 (WESP) report” which was held on Monday, 19 January 2015.
Urbanization increases the pressure on urban transport systems and infrastructure. The growth of cities in the region has led to an increase in consumption of fossil fuels, emissions and air pollution, traffic congestion and accidents, and loss of productivity and health. While some cities and countries are taking a more sustainable approach in integrated transport planning, many cities are still finding it difficult to meet the mobility needs of its people, connect them with economic opportunities and improve their quality of life.
This is the tentative annotated agenda for the Regional Conference on Strategies and Tools for Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Development Planning and Financing, organized by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand, from 16 to 18 February 2015.
This is the background of the speakers for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Transport Infrastructure Development will be held from 21 to 22 January 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand.
This Overview (French Version) of good practices in conducting national reviews and consultations on policy and legal barriers to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in Asia and the Pacific comes from the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS.
Work Plan for the Implementation of the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific is based on the outcome of the Third Meeting of of the Steering Group for Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (SGRPES) on 29-31 October 2013 and it was updated in January 2015.
This is a background document for Agenda item 3 (a): Regional initiatives on Economic Statistics of the Committee on Statistics, Bangkok, 25-27 March 2015.
Terms of Reference of the Modernisation Working Group on Production, Methods and Standards. The document was prepared by the Strategic Advisory Body for the Modernization of Statistical Production and Services in Asia and the Pacific (SAB-AP) Working Group.
This is a background document for Agenda item 3 (f): Regional initiatives on the Modernization of statistical production and services of the Committee on Statistics, Bangkok, 25-27 March 2015.