Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific is the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific. This flagship publication of ESCAP analyses economic conditions and selected development challenges, and suggests policies to sustain economic growth and to make it more inclusive. This edition of the Survey argues that the next phase of the region’s economic growth should be driven by broad-based productivity gains and further rebalancing towards domestic and regional demand. This would require higher and targeted fiscal spending, enhanced skills, better infrastructure, and improved agricultural productivity.
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 will be released by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, in Bangkok, Thailand on April 28, 2016.
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Video Message from Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar
- Executive Summary
- Full survey
- Table of Contents
- Survey Chapters
- Population ageing and fiscal sustainability in East and North-East Asia
- Development of services sector for economic diversification and integration in North and Central Asia
- Coping with natural disasters in the Pacific
- Boosting women’s workforce participation in South and South-West Asia
- Improving tax policy and administration in South-East Asia
- Household and corporate leverage – where do the risks lie and how do we manage?
- Increasing agricultural productivity for sustainable development: challenges and opportunities
- Spillovers to Asia-Pacific economies from recent economic developments in China
- Linking productivity to Sustainable Development
- Navigating monetary policy trade-offs: some conceptual and practical considerations for Asia-Pacific economies