Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1999

Asia and the Pacific into the Twenty-First Century - Information Technology, Globalization, Economic Security and Development

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This year's issue of the survey reviews the economic progress in the ESCAP region over the past year and analyzes population dynamics and their related policy implications. It also provides a regional perspective on the subject of 'Financing for Development' looking at such issues as: domestic and external resources; trends in and current distribution of Official Development Assistance; and reform of the international financial architecture.




What we once called the “Asian financial crisis” is now a global economic, social and political crisis that has had its most devastating impact on society’s margins: the millions of poor and vulnerable men, women and children who are in no way responsible for the fallout but who have nonetheless seen their hopes dashed and their families thrown into terrible hardship and even destitution. This edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific looks closely at the impact of the crisis on the ESCAP region and considers the prospects for recovery. It also discusses various policy measures, national and international, that could help avert future catastrophes and keep countries on the path of progress and growth.


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