Economic Survey of Asia and the Far East 1964

Flagship22 Apr 1964

The present Survey is the eighteenth in a series of reports prepared annually by the secretariat of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. A major object of these Surveys, and of the quarterly Economic Bulletins which supplement them, is the analysis of recent economic developments in, and affecting, the countries in Asia and the Far East in so far as these developments are shaped by, and help to determine, their policies.

It has been the established practice since 1957 to examine, in each issue of the annual Survey, a specific aspect of the economies of the region, in order to study long-term trends with special reference to policy implications. The present Survey contains, in the first three chapters forming Part One, a study on economic development and the role of the agricultural sector in ECAFE countries; this is followed by Part Two which consists of two chapters wherein the economic developments in the ECAFE region in 1964 are reviewed on the basis of information available to the secretariat up to the time the Survey was written (January 1965).

The Survey is published solely on the responsibility of the secretariat and the views expressed in it should not be attributed to the Commission or Governments of member countries.