A number of presentations focused on the need to enhance the understanding of the region’s key decision-makers on the linkages between urban resource management and resilient cities, explore the opportunities and map out the actions that should be taken at the city level to synergise growth towards sustainable urban development and climate resilience.
The concept of an Asian Highway network was revived in 1992 under the framework of the Asian Land Transport Infrastructure Development (ALTID) project adopted at the 48th Commission session, following which a number of studies were implemented over the period 1993-2001 to bring the Asian Highway network to over 140,000 kilometres. Subsequently, the network was formalized through an Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network which entered into force in July 2005.
These are the presentations that were delivered during the second day of Financing Sources for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-25 November 2015.
5. Mobilizing Resources from Institutional Investors
a) Infrastructure Debt Securities: the Case of Sukuk in Malaysia
b) Regional initiatives: the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund
c) Obstacles and solution to project bond funding in South-East Asia
These are the presentations that were delivered during the first day of Financing Sources for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-25 November 2015.
1. Taking Stock of Private Finance of Infrastructure in South-East Asian Countries
a) Infrastructure needs and private financing in South-East Asia
b) Leveraging Private Finance through Development Banks: the example of the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)
c) Reaching Financial Close for PPP projects: Challenges and Solutions
This South and South-West Asia Development Paper #1501 explores the economy-wide effects of trade liberalization in five South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) using updated Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) and the static Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models of these countries
The Population Data Sheet, published annually by ESCAP, features a range of key indicators on population dynamics- including population size and growth rates, fertility rate, life expectancy and age structure, at country, subregional and regional levels. It is a useful tool for reference by researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders active in the field of population and development.