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  • Report  |   2013

    Global Value Chains in A Changing World

    Author(s): Low, Patrick ; Elms, Deborah K.

    Global value chains are a major driving force of globalization. This volume is the product of a dialogue with policy makers in the Asian region, where economists, political scientists, management specialists, development thinkers and business executives joined together in an exploration of the multiple dimensions of supply chains: what drives...

  • Report  |   2010

    Caribbean Trade and Integration: Trends and Future Prospects

    Author(s): Freckleton, Marie ; Mulder, Nanno ; Pellandra, Andrea ; Caldentey, Esteban Perez

    This paper analyses recent trends and future prospects in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), an incomplete customs union of 15 States in the Caribbean that includes most English speaking countries in the region plus Haiti and Suriname. In these small economies, the promotion of exports is of utmost importance, as in the medium term these are the...

  • Report  |   2014

    Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2014: Regional Integration and Value Chains in a Challenging External Environment

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

    The 2014 edition of Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy: Regional integration and value chains amid challenging external conditions has four chapters. Chapter I examines the main features of the international context and their repercussions for world and regional trade. Chapter II looks at Latin American and Caribbean...

  • 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  |   2013

    Regional Integration Policy Papers- Intra-Regional Trade in Southern Africa: Structure, Performance and Challenges

    Author(s): Mbekeani, Kennedy K.

    This study is undertaken by the Regional Integration and Trade Division as a knowledge product on appropriate policies and programs to broaden and deepen existing cooperation and integration arrangements in Southern Africa. It has also specifically served as an input in the design of the Bank’s Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for...

  • Report  |   2017

    Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

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

    The Pacific subregion is vast with great distances between islands, neighbors and trading partners. With small and widely dispersed populations, financing adequate transport, energy and ICT infrastructure is difficult for most Pacific island counties. Many countries also face challenges around public and private sector expertise, recruitment and...

  • Report  |   2012

    UNASUR- Infrastructure for Regional Integration

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

    This document is the second in a series prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the General Secretariat of UNASUR in the framework of intensive collaboration between the two bodies. Its main purpose is to provide national and subnational government authorities, the academic and business sectors, and the...

  • 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  |   2014

    Enhancing Regional Connectivity: Towards a Regional Arrangement for the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade, Studies in Trade and Investment No. 78

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

    The principal aim of this publication is to analyze the current status of paperless trade implementation in the region and assess a practical approach to the facilitation of cross-border paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific region, as this will contribute to regional connectivity. With world-leading paperless trade systems already in place in...

  • Report  |   2017

    Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and Pacific

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

    This publication investigates the evolution of trade costs, and reviews the state of play of trade facilitation and paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific. Trade facilitation increases trade flows, lowers trade cost, and ultimately contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. This publication, jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank...

  • Report  |   2017

    International Single Window Environment: Prospects and Challenges

    Author(s): Bal, Abhinayan Basu ; Rajput, Trisha ; Alizada, Parviz

    An international single window environment will allow information sharing for both public and private sector stakeholders in global supply chains. Various international institutions have supported the implementation of national/regional single windows. The next logical step would be to internationalize and make them interoperable to allow for...

  • 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....

  • Report  |   2010

    Connecting Greater Mekong Subregion Railways: A Strategic Framework

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This strategic framework develops a practical approach to railway integration in the Greater Mekong Subregion, provides GMS countries with an initial framework for achieving integration and interoperability, identifies priority initiatives, builds a platform for further dialogue and discussion between and among GMS countries, and provides a...

  • Report  |   2014

    Caribbean Regional Action Plan on Freight Logistics, Maritime Transport and Trade Facilitation

    Author(s): Lucenti, Krista

    The Caribbean's location at the crossroads of global container shipping routes gives the region excellent maritime connectivity that could translate into significant commercial opportunities. Given its heavy dependence on trade, Caribbean authorities are increasingly vested in improving the efficiency of supply chains and addressing issues...

  • Report  |   2013

    Assessment of Port Performance and Port Connectivity Study in Belize, Central America and the Dominican Republic

    Author(s): Abad, Julieta ; Guerrero, Pablo

    This study focuses on identifying the basic logistics capabilities in Belize, Central America and the Dominican Republic. It concentrates on the ports and sea network, taking into consideration intermodal networks involving both land and sea components together with the major performance drivers of intermodal networks including geography,...

  • Report  |   2015

    Making Air Transport Work Better for the Caribbean

    Author(s): Caribbean Development Bank

    ‘Making Air Transport Work Better for the Caribbean’ examines the operational and financial problems faced by the Region’s airlines, identifies possible transformative opportunities, and discusses a two-speed solution. Transport Caribbean Development Bank Download PDF http://www.caribank.org/publications/featured-publications/study-making-air-...

  • Report  |   2013

    Airport Capacity Expansion Strategies in the Era of Airline Multi-hub Networks

    Author(s): Burghouwt, Guillaume

    Many major airports are hubs for network carriers at the same time as serving a large local market. The complementarity between these functions is often seen as a prerequisite for viable hub operations, suggesting that spreading the hub network over multiple airports can be very costly and damages the corner stone of the hub operation: the...

  • Report  |   2017

    Regional Cooperation Framework for the Facilitation of International Railway Transport

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

    Growing intraregional trade, on the one hand, and increasing concerns about energy security and the adverse effects of transport on the environment, on the other, has made the countries of the Asia-Pacific region more appreciative of the role of railways as an efficient, safe and environmentally sound mode of transport. The entry into force of...

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