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.



Current food shortages and policies

The oft-told tale of the food situation in this part of the world has taken sombre overtones towards the middle of the Second Development Decade. The glimmer of a significant breakthrough in food production towards the close of the First Development Decade is now blurred in countries with chronic food problems. Current economic developments in the international scene do not encourage the recapture of the original momentum. Balance of payments pressures have intensified in both the poor and the comparatively affluent countries in the region.


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