The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is published twice a year by the
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Its primary objective is to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge,
experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social
development in the Asian and Pacific region. The emphasis of the Journal is on the
publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles in the areas of poverty
alleviation, emerging social issues and managing globalization.
Original articles analysing issues and problems relevant to the region from the
above perspective are welcomed for publication in the Journal. The articles should have
a strong emphasis on the policy implications flowing from the analysis. Analytical book
reviews will also be considered for publication.
This special issue contains five selected discussion papers, from the Asia-
Pacific High-level Consultation on Financing for Development, which was held in
Jakarta on 29 and 30 April 2015. It highlights the importance of raising substantial
financial resources through various sources, including from new innovative sources of
finance to invest in the social sector and infrastructure development and efforts to
tackle climate change in order to ensure a transformative change to bring about
inclusive growth and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The papers
provide an opportunity for Asia-Pacific policymakers and stakeholders, and those from
the private sector, academia and civil society organizations, to actively engage with
the regional dialogue process for a follow-up to and review of the financing for
development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable
Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region. Sudip Ranjan Basu has co-edited this
special volume on financing for development.