This is the latest issue of the ESCAP South and South-West Asia Development Monitor Number 20, October 2013
The Development Monitor is a bimonthly electronic newsletter, launched in early 2012 (issued on a monthly basis initially), which provides an overview of the work and activities undertaken by the ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office and conferences and knowledge products of relevance to the subregion. The newsletter also provides a compilation of news and articles on themes covered by the ESCAP SSWA work programme.
ESCAP-SSWA, in collaboration with the National Planning Commission (NPC), Nepal; and the Nepal Economic Association convened the Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation, Inclusive Development and Nepal’s LDC Graduation Strategy in Kathmandu on 30 September 2013. H.E. Dr. Rabindra Kumar Shakya, Vice-Chairman, NPC, stressed that regional cooperation could be a viable mechanism for promoting inclusive and sustainable development. He thanked ESCAP for its longstanding partnership with Nepal. at the inaugural session chaired by Mr. Yubaraj Bhusal. Regional cooperation and inclusive development in South Asia: Perspective on the Post-2015 Agenda, Food security and hunger, and Nepal’s graduation strategy from the LDC status were the three main focus of the event.