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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2001

Financing for Development

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Following the impressive recovery in 1999, the economic performance of the ESCAP region strengthened further in 2000 in an environment of low inflation. Prospects for 2001 are mixed. 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.

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Conclusions and recommendations

Chapters V-VIII have provided an analysis of the situation in the ESCAP region with regard to the mobilization of financial resources for development. These chapters contain a large number of suggestions for further action by governments and the international community as well as by the private sector. The key ideas behind these recommendations relating to the major areas of concern are summarized briefly below. It is, of course, obvious that, as the countries in the region vary enormously in terms of size, level of development and degree of liberalization and integration with the global economy, certain recommendations are more relevant to some than to others.

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