Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1997

Asia and the Pacific into the Twenty-First Century - Development Challenges and Opportunities

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Analyzes recent economic and social developments in the region with particular emphasis on economic and social policy issues and broad development strategies. This publication is invaluable to every multinational corporation intending to expand their business in Asia or to invest in the region.




As far back as 1960. a group of experts commissioned by the then Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), under the chairmanship of Professor Jan Tinbergen, a Nobel laureate in economics, identified the most commonly accepted development objectives in the region. These were, in no order of priority, a rapid Increase in per capita income, a high level of employment, a relatively stable price level, equilibrium in the balance of payments, a reduction of inequalities in income distribution, the avoidance of marked disparities in the prosperity and growth of different regions within a country, and a diversified economy. These objectives remain as relevant today as they were nearly four decades ago. A new addition is environmental sustainability


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