Economic Survey of Asia and the Far East 1970

Flagship14 Apr 1970

The present Survey is the twenty-fourth 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 Bulletin, is the analysis of recent economic developments in the countries of Asia and the Far East, and of international developments that affect them. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of economic policy and policy issues.

Since 1957, in addition to review and analysis of developments in individual countries of the region, it has been the practice of these annual Surveys to examine specific problems concerning the economies of the region in order to study long-term trends and their implications for national policies. In keeping with this practice, Part One of the present Survey contains a study on the role of foreign private investment in economic development and co-operation in the ECAFE region. Part Two, in addition to individual current surveys of twenty-one countries of the region, contains two special studies, the first on problems and prospects of the ECAFE region in the Second Development Decade and the second on broad features of development in the ECAFE region in 1969/70 and their implications for 1971.

The Survey is published on the sole responsibility of the ECAFE secretariat; the views expressed should not be attributed to the Commission or to the Governments of member countries.