Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1983

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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.




The International Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decade envisages development of roads and railways as part of the expansion of physical infrastructure to support fully the expansion of the economy as a whole. In addition, the Strategy calls upon the international community to take the steps necessary to enable developing countries to reach as close as possible to 20 per cent of the deadweight tonnage of the world merchant fleet by 1990 as well as to make major advances in air transport, particularly in air cargo transport.


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