The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific is the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific. This flagship publication of ESCAP outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and to make it inclusive such as unlocking fiscal space to finance higher productive government spending and enhancing regional connectivity through stronger institutional coordination across the region.
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014 is released by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, in Bangkok, Thailand on August 6.
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ESCAP has created an infographic highlighting the key findings of the 2014 edition of the Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific. Click here to read the infographic.
- Monetary policy normalization in the United States to affect Asia-Pacific growth
- Growing inequality challenges sustainable Asia-Pacific growth
- Strengthening tax revenues to finance inclusive and sustainable Asia-Pacific growth
- Regional cooperation can boost domestic tax revenues for sustainable development
Country Briefing Notes
- Papua New Guinea
- Republic of Korea
- Russian Federation
- Sri Lanka
- Viet Nam
Asia and the Pacific: A Story of Transformation and Resurgence
On the occasion of the 70th ESCAP Commission Session, ESCAP launched the publication, entitled “Asia and the Pacific: A story of Transformation and Resurgence”. It provides an analytical narrative of the transformation of the region, one infested with pervasive hunger and deprivation to the Asian miracle that lifted billions of human beings out of extreme poverty. It tells how the region from a periphery became the centre of gravity for the world economy.