This is the latest issue of the ESCAP South and South-West Asia Development Monitor
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.
Regional cooperation is critical for addressing shared vulnerabilities in South and South-West Asia, underscored India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, H.E. E.M.S Natchiappan, in his inaugural address to the Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation, Connectivity and Inclusive Development organized by ESCAP-SSWA on 28-29 November 2013 in New Delhi. The event assembled over 100 Government official, policymakers, substantive experts, academia and civil society representatives from 10 South and South-West Asian countries to review the most pressing challenges facing the subregion and ways to address them through regional cooperation