Launch of ESCAP Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016

28 Apr 2016
Almaty & Astana, Kazakhstan

The Asia-Pacific region’s journey towards a successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should be driven by broad-based productivity gains and further rebalancing towards domestic and regional demand, says the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in its latest flagship publication. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 underlines that such a strategy will not only underpin revival of robust and resilient economic growth but will also improve the quality of this growth by making it more inclusive and sustainable.

The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 monitors regional progress, providing cutting-edge analyses and guiding policy discussion on the current and emerging socioeconomic issues and policy challenges to support inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

The global launch of the 2016 Survey will held in Bangkok and presented by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, with 24 simultaneous regional launches held by experts and academics around Asia and the Pacific. In North and Central Asia, regional launches were held in Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan on 28 April 2016.

The full report, Policy Briefs, and Country Briefing Notes are available for download at
http://www.unescap.org/resources/economic-and-social-survey-asia-and-pac...