Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1974

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



Special problems of the land-locked countries of Asia and the developing islands of the Pacific

Within the international community and particularly within ESCAP, two groups of countries have, in recent years, been identified as needing special study and assistance. These are the landlocked countries of the Asian mainland and the developing islands of the Pacific. Both groups face special problems because of their geographical situations, in addition to the more common impediments to development which other developing countries are striving to overcome. In this paper, the next section (b) reviews the special problems which these countries face, the third section (c) examines their performance and that of their aid donors since the beginning of the Second Development Decade, and the final section (d) makes recommendations on how to overcome the special disabilities arising from their geographical situations.


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