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  • Report  |   2016

    In Search of Cross-border E-commerce Trade Data

    Author(s): United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    This report explores possible sources of data for gauging cross-border e-commerce. Business-to-Business (B2B) e-commerce accounts for the dominant share of global e-commerce and is therefore also likely to be the most important component of cross-border sales online. However, as data on B2B e-commerce are generally scarce, attention is also given...

  • Report  |   2016

    Value of Air Cargo: Air Transport and Global Value Chains

    Author(s): Shepherd, Ben ; Shingal, Anirudh ; Raj, Anasuya

    As part of the study commissioned by IATA to quantify the relationship between air cargo connectivity and participation in global trade, two air cargo specific indices – the Air Trade Facilitation Index (ATFI) and eFreight Friendliness Index (EFFI) – were developed to assess effectiveness of smart border regulation, customs services and logistics...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    ICT Connectivity and the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Trade ICT United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/ict-connectivity-and-asia-pacific-information-superhighway Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway AP-IS ICT infrastructure ICT broadband broadband access e-commerce Connectivity submarine backbone terrestrial connectivity...

  • Report  |   2016

    Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia analyses how closer regional...

  • Report  |   2016

    South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Operational Plan 2016–2025

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The SASEC Operational Plan for 2016-2025 expands the program’s focus beyond intraregional cooperation to developing linkages with Southeast and East Asia, widening the scope of transport, trade facilitation, and energy cooperation. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program (SASEC) has been promoting cooperation through projects that...

  • Report  |   2016

    Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration (2016-2020)

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This plan adjusts the implementation of ADB’s Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) strategy to meet recommendations of the midterm review of Strategy 2020 and ADB’s evolving strategic directions. It provides guidance for RCI operations in assisting ADB’s developing members harness increased benefits through improved cooperation and...

  • Report  |   2016

    APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan 2010-2015: Final Assessment

    Author(s): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    The report presents the final assessment results of the APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan (SCFAP). The SCFAP aims to improve the performance of supply chains in the APEC region, with a target of 10 percent reduction in time, cost and uncertainty by 2015. The results show that some progress has been made in reducing time and...

  • Report  |   2016

    Asia-Europe Connectivity Vision 2025- Challenges and Opportunities

    Author(s): Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

    The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) enters into its third decade with commitments for a renewed and deepened engagement between Asia and Europe. After 20 years, and with tremendous global and regional changes behind it, there is a consensus that ASEM must bring out a new road map of Asia-Europe connectivity and cooperation. It is commonly understood...

  • Report  |   2016

    ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017- CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives (Volume I: Data on Connectivity)

    Author(s): Asia-Europe Foundation

    As connectivity gains in importance at national, regional, inter-regional, and global spheres, it has also emerged as an area for cooperation and collaboration, in particular for Asia and Europe. But how and to what extent are Asia and Europe connected? By what means can Asia-Europe connectivity be sustained and advanced well into the future?...

  • Report  |   2016

    Africa Regional Report on Improving Transit Cooperation, Trade and Trade Facilitation for the Benefit of the Landlocked Developing Countries – Current Status and Policy Implications

    Author(s): United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

    This report reviews the status of transit issues in the region under four key thematic areas (i) the legal framework for transit cooperation, (ii) transit infrastructure development, (iii) international trade, trade facilitation, customs and border crossing procedures, and (iv) means of implementation. The report also identifies key successful...

  • Report  |   2016

    Latin America Regional Report on Improving Transit Cooperation, Trade and Trade Facilitation for the Benefit of the Landlocked Developing Countries – Current Status and Policy Implications

    Author(s): United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

    This report reviews the transit cooperation, transport infrastructure and trade facilitation issues facing LLDCs in the Latin America Region. The report identifies key achievements, remaining challenges and policy recommendations to address the transit related issues and challenges for the successful implementation of the Vienna Programme of...

  • Report  |   2016

    Africa Regional Integration Index – Report 2016

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Africa ; African Union ; African Development Bank Group

    Africa’s integration journey towards a more connected, competitive and business-friendly continent is underway and its road map is, in some areas, under construction. Africa’s Regional Integration Index is an action tool measuring the progress of an Africa on the move. The Index is made up of five dimensions, which are the key socioeconomic...

  • Report  |   2016

    Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration- Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    The seventh edition of Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA VII) examines how the three elements of regional integration, innovation and competitiveness are interlinked. It explores the prospects for harnessing them within the framework of Africa’s normative regional integration development model oriented to foster structural change....

  • Report  |   2016

    CAREC Corridor Performance Measurement & Monitoring Annual Report 2015

    Author(s): Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

    This report is based on trip samples submitted by national transport associations from CAREC member countries that include performance metrics on cargo transport in the region. The data are then aggregated to show the relative performance of each CAREC corridor. Transport Trade Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Download PDF http://www....

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Road Safety Design Standards and the Asian Highway Network

    Author(s): Smith, Greg

    Energy ICT Transport Trade Smith, Greg Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/day-1-presentations-egm-asian-highway-october-2... pedestrian traffic flows motorcyclists road safety All Presentation 2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Interim Report on the Development of Road Safety Infrastructure Facility Design Standard for the Asian Highway Network

    Author(s): Thg Kwong, Julian

    Trade Transport ICT Energy Thg Kwong, Julian Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/day-1-presentations-egm-asian-highway-october-2... road safety Road Design Standards HARMONIZATION speed limits road infrastructure intersections tunnels road network All Presentation United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...

  • Policy Brief  |   2016

    Monitoring Regional Economic Integration in Asia

    Author(s): Rillo, Aladdin D. ; dela Cruz, Valdimir

    Regional economic integration is a process in which two or more countries agree to eliminate economic barriers, with the end goal of enhancing productivity and achieving greater economic interdependence. Given the diversity of Asia and the capacity constraints of countries in the region to manage integration, building an integrated Asian market...

  • Report  |   2016

    Europe and China’s New Silk Roads

    Author(s): van der Putten, Frans-Paul ; Seaman, John ; Huotari, Mikko ; Ekman, Alice ; Otero-Iglesias, Miguel

    This report covers the role of OBOR in the relations between China and fourteen EU member states, including all larger countries and many middle-sized ones, as seen from the European side. Apart from the Balkan region and the Baltic states, all geographic sub-regions within the EU are represented. Moreover, a separate chapter discusses the EU...

  • Report  |   2016

    Capacity to Grow: Transport Infrastructure Needs for Future Trade Growth

    Author(s): International Transport Forum

    This report examines the consequences of increased global trade on the world’s transport infrastructure. More complex international freight flows as a result of diversified global trade patterns will change capacity requirements and increasingly reshape global transport networks over the coming decades. Policy makers need to understand now how...

  • Report  |   2016

    G20/OECD Guidance Note on Diversification of Financial Instruments for Infrastructure and SMEs

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    This document contains the final version of the G20/OECD Guidance Note on recommended policy steps to diversified financing instruments for infrastructure and SMEs. It was endorsed by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors at their meeting in Chengdu, China on 23-24 July 2016, and  also by the G20 leaders at the Hangzhou Summit...

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