Policy Issues For The Escap Region

Author by : UN. ESCAP. Secretariat
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Meeting The Challenges In An Era Of Globalization By Strengthening Regional Development Cooperation

Author by : United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Languange : en
Publisher by : UN
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Description : This study explores the current state of regional co-operation in the Asia-Pacific region, and the development policy challenges involved in managing the effects of increasing globalisation. It focuses on four key areas of trade, finance, transport and information and communications technology (ICT). Issues discussed include: whether the EU can provide an integration model for the region; regional co-operation arrangements such as ASEAN and SAARC; as well as a number of recent initiatives including the growing array of preferential trade agreements, the Asian Bond Market proposals; the Digital Solidarity Agenda; the Asian Highway; and the Trans-Asian railway.


Asia Pacific Development Journal

Author by : United Nations
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Publisher by : UN
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Description : The primary emphasis of the Asia Pacific Development Journal is the publishing of based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians, and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the following topics: bond markets in the Pacific rim; developing debt markets in Singapore; developing bond markets to diversify long-term development finance; SME subcontracting as a bridgehead to competitiveness; human resource competitiveness; and inflow of foreign direct investment to the ASEAN region. The Journal is issued twice a year.


Regional Financial Cooperation

Author by : José Antonio Ocampo
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Publisher by : Brookings Institution Press
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Description : Using the experience of postwar Western Europe as a benchmark, José Antonio Ocampo and his colleagues assess how regional financial institutions can help developing countries—often at a disadvantage within the global financial framework— finance their investment needs, counteract the volatility of private capital flows, and make their voices heard. The 1997 Asian financial crisis generated extensive debate on the international financial architecture. Through this discussion, it became clear that services by financial institutions— including adequate mechanisms for preventing and managing financial crises, and instruments for safeguarding global macroeconomic and financial stability—are undersupplied. Furthermore, private international capital markets provide finance to developing countries in a way that effectively reduces the ability of those nations to undertake countercyclical macroeconomic policies. International capital markets ration out many developing countries, particularly the poorest, from private global capital markets. While these deficiencies in the financial architecture are clear, the post-1997 debate has done little to evaluate the role that regional institutions could play in improving global financial arrangements. Regional Financial Cooperation aims to fill that important gap. Contributors include Ernest Aryeetey (Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana), Georges Corm (Saint Joseph University, Beirut), Roy Culpeper (North-South Institute, Ottawa), Ana Teresa Fuzzo de Lima (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex), Stephany Griffith-Jones (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex), Julia Leung (Hong Kong Monetary Authority), José Luis Machinea (ECLAC), Jae Ha Park (Korean Institute of Finance),Yung Chul Park (Korea University), Fernando Prada (FORO Nactional/International, Lima), Guillermo Rozenwurcel (School of Politics and Government, University of San Martin, Argentina), Francisco Sagasti (FORO Nacional/Internacional, Programa Agenda: Peru), Kanit Sangsubhan (Fiscal Policy Research Institute of Thailand), Alfred Steinherr (European Investment Bank, Luxembourg and University of Bozen-Bolzano), Daniel Titelman (ECLAC), and Charles Wyplosz (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and Center for Economic Policy Research).


Future Perspectives On The Economic Development Of Asia

Author by : John Malcolm Dowling
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Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : The future growth and development of Asia OCo the most dynamic economic region in the world today OCo will have important implications for the rest of the global economy. This book offers a futuristic perspective of a wide array of developmental challenges and opportunities facing Asian economies over the next two decades. The future is approached from several different developmental paradigms including technological change and innovation, regional cooperation within Asia and between Asia and the West, poverty reduction, ethics and corruption, and environmental challenges. Future prospects for the two giant economies of China and India are also explored. By offering a comprehensive look at the medium-term future of Asia from such a wide range of different viewpoints, this fascinating book will interest economists, social scientists, politicians, international investment managers and the general public alike. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Growth, Structural Changeand Technology (462 KB). Contents: Growth, Structural Change and Technology; Regional Cooperation and the Global Community; The United States, Europe and Developing Asia; Poverty and Income Distribution; Corruption, Ethics and Governance; Environment; China and India. Readership: Professional economists and undergraduate students of Asian economic development; international investors and fund managers interested in Asia."


Technology Enabled Innovation For Democracy Government And Governance

Author by : Andrea Kö
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second Joint International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, and Electronic Democracy, EGOVIS/EDEM 2013, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2013, in conjunction with DEXA 2013. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this volume. They focus on the currently most sensitive areas in the field, such as identity management as a core component in any e-government or participation system, open data, mobile government applications as well as intelligent and learning systems.The papers are organized in the following topical sections: identity management in e-government; intelligent systems in e-government; e-government cases; mobile government; open government data; and e-participation.


U S Participation In The Un

Author by : United States. President
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems In Asia

Author by : Tae-Ung Baik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Analyses the emerging human rights norms, regional institutions and enforcement mechanisms in Asia.


Ngos Social Capital And Community Empowerment In Bangladesh

Author by : M.Rezaul Islam
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This pivot examines non-governmental organization (NGO) interventions in two community development initiatives, namely social capital and community empowerment, and their role in funding and formulating development frameworks in developing countries like Bangladesh. It considers the key development discourse issues of collective action, social trust and access to knowledge, to political processes and to financial, social and natural resources. Given the large proportion of foreign funding, NGOs and donors also increasingly face the twin challenges of demonstrating both efficient and effective delivery of services and accountability in their relationships with various stakeholders. Reflecting on the relevance of NGOs for community development, and the merits, challenges and limitations of NGO activities, this book provides a comprehensive study of NGO participation in community development in Bangladesh and Third World countries more widely to highlight a global concern with international implications.


Achieving Sustainable E Government In Pacific Island States

Author by : Rowena Cullen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book analyzes the common set of obstacles to the development and integration of government Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects and effective e-government initiatives in developing countries. It draws on the expertise and experience of more developed states in the Pacific, notably Australia and New Zealand, both highly rated in global rankings for e-government and active in a variety of e-government development projects across the region. There has been a general failure to identify priorities and align projects with local needs in ICT/e-government projects. Small Island Developing States (or SIDS) present a unique problem in terms of e-government. Not only do they suffer from a common set of barriers to ICT development such as their remoteness, geographical dispersion, moist tropical climates, largely rural populations, and lack of ICT capacity and infrastructure, but are also dependent on external agencies for investment, and must negotiate with powerful donors who have conflicting agendas. E-government is widely regarded as 'transformational', increasing efficiency, productivity, accountability, economic growth, and citizen involvement. But while the governments of SIDS are committed to harnessing ICTs for effective government and economic development, they face major challenges in establishing successful e-government initiatives, due to the problems outlined above, coupled with a lack of HR capacities and appropriate strategies and policies. Drawing on the experience of the states mentioned above, as well as regional quasi-governmental bodies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), aid agencies, and the private sector, the book will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of e-government, public administration, political science, communication, information science, and social media.


Communicable Crises

Author by : Deborah E. Gibbons
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : This volume makes a significant contribution to the crisis management literature. It also adds to our inchoate understanding of network governance: temporary teams and task forces, communities of practice, alliances, and virtual organizations. It hints that the distinction between networks and organizations may be somewhat spurious, a matter of degree rather than kind. Indeed, it seems that this distinction may derive more from mental models in which we consistently reify organizations than anything else. Finally, the volume emphasizes the functional importance of leadership in network governance and puzzles over its provision in the absence of hierarchy. As such, it adds to the contributions made by Marc Granovetter (1973), John Seeley Brown and Paul Duguid (1991), Bart Nooteboom (2000), Paul J. DiMaggio (2001), John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt (2001), Laurence O’Toole and Ken Meier (2004), and others, as well as Nancy Roberts’ seminal work on wicked problems and hastily formed teams. The result is a product the editor and the contributors can be proud of. Overall, it is one that will edify, surprise, and delight its readers.


Preferential Trade Agreements Between The Monetary Community Of Central Africa And The European Union

Author by : Guyslain K. Ngeleza, Andrew Muhammad
Languange : en
Publisher by : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
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Description : "This paper uses a computable general equilibrium approach to simulate two opposing views describing regional trade agreements either as building blocks for or stumbling blocks to multilateral trade liberalization. This study focuses on the free trade agreement (FTA) between the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and the European Union (EU). Results show that although a regional trade agreement may slightly raise welfare among the members of the agreement, the cost to nonmembers can be high. In this paper we argue that multilateral liberalization and a regional free trade agreement between the EU and CEMAC are not mutually exclusive. Regional trade agreements should be complementary and consistent with a multilateral agreement, not an attempt to replace it. The regional breakdown in our design considers 14 regions, allowing for country-specific analysis for one least-developed country (Democratic Republic of Congo) and one non-least-developed country (Cameroon). Multilateral liberalization amplifies welfare gain for Cameroon. The Democratic Republic of Congo, with its weaker institutional capacity, is affected negatively. An EU-CEMAC FTA without multilateralism produces gains for both Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The gain for Cameroon is, however, moderate compared with that achieved when the EU-CEMAC FTA is accompanied with a multilateral agreement." --from authors' abstract.


The Periphery Of The Euro

Author by : Philippe De Lombaerde
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book analyzes the monetary and exchange rate policies in Eastern European countries not covered by the current EU enlargement process. Specifically the book examines the major CIS countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and the Ukraine. (The new Eastern European EU members are also frequently referenced for comparison purposes.) Current and prospective monetary policy options are considered and the applicability of the EU monetary integration experience for the CIS countries and the prospects of a monetary re-unification around the Russian Federation are assessed. This is the first book to formally deal with many of these questions.


Structured Finance In Latin America

Author by : Hela Cheikhrouhou
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : Structured Finance in Latin America explores how structured finance mechanisms can channel pension savings to support projects in underserved sectors, deepen capital markets, and contribute to investment and economic growth. Private pension funds have been accumulating assets rapidly in the wake of pension system reforms in many Latin American countries. Strict investment regulations to protect workers' savings have limited their investment in highly creditworthy domestic securities, yet pension fund demand for new securities has outstripped issuance of eligible traditional corporate debt instruments. This has contributed to a high concentration of pension fund assets in public debt. Innovative structured finance mechanisms can help bring to the market a new set of creditworthy securities backed by pools of loans to small borrowers, mortgage loans or the expected proceeds of large infrastructure projects. These mechanisms create new investment opportunities for pension funds, while establishing additional sources of funding for underserved market segments. Policy makers and regulatory authorities have a catalytic role to play in the development of structured finance securities by establishing a conducive legal, regulatory, and tax framework. Structured Finance in Latin America serves as a practical guide for development practitioners, policy makers, and others working in government, international or nongovernmental organizations, and financial institutions, who focus on finance and investment; infrastructure, transport, and urban development; housing finance; small and medium-sized enterprise development; and pension reform.


Annual Report

Author by : United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
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Publisher by : Unknown
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China S Foreign Affairs

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Asia And The Pacific

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : United Nations (Un)
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Description : "United Nations publication sales no E.14. II. F.6"--Title page verso.


Asian Economic Cooperation And Integration

Author by : Asian Development Bank
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Comprised of papers presented at a 2004 conference on Asian integration, this collection of expert views evaluates the current state of economic cooperation in Asia and explores the benefits and challenges of increased integration across the region. With an eye towards globalization and the modern geopolitical landscape, the essays reflect a growing awareness of the interdependence of countries in the region and discuss possible steps to continue the enhancement of intra-Asian relationships more expansively than ever before.


The Muslim World

Author by : Anonim
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Yearbook Of The United Nations

Author by : United Nations
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Description : Issue for 1946-47 includes a summary of the organization's activities from its inception to July 1, 1947.


Bimstec Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation

Author by : Wisarn Pupphavesa
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Contributed articles presented at the 2nd International Conference "Towards BIMSTEC-Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation: Vision of a New BIMSTEC" in continuation of the same conference held at Kolkata as Dialogue on BIMSTEC-Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation: Bangladesh Perspective held in Bangkok moderated by CSIRD, Kolkata, TDRI, Bangkok in collaboration with BIISS, Dhaka and CIEDS, Bangkok supported by Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo.


Beijing Review

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Meeting The Challenge Of Private Sector Development

Author by : Federico Bonaglia
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD
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Description : This book explores how governments can help firms in developing countries better seize the opportunities created by globalization and contribute to improving employment opportunities and poverty reduction. More specifically, it analyzes how local firms can get involved in global value chains, access distant and more profitable markets and upgrade their capabilities. Based on case studies, the book focuses on selected industries and reviews experiences of governments and enterprises in the Mekong sub-region (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). It seeks to draw bottom up policy conclusions from firm- and industry-level analyses in specific country settings about how best to support private sector development in developing countries.--Publisher's description.


1945 2005

Author by : 刘结一
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : 主编还有:张炎、刘振民、张宏喜