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  • Presentation  |   2015

    ASEAN Single Window and Port Community Systems- for Effective Collaboration and Cross-Border Connectivity

    Author(s): Mee Wan Marianne, Wong

    Trade Mee Wan Marianne, Wong Download PDF single window integration e-payment Policymakers Presentation 2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • 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...

  • Policy Brief  |   2015

    Global Value Chains along the New Silk Road

    Author(s): Vandenberg, Paul ; Kikkawa, Khan

    Central Asia is opening up rapidly with the completion of new transport corridors. Providing a passageway for goods between east and west, however, cannot be its main goal. It needs to attract investment to diversify its economies from petroleum and other natural resources. Other parts of Asia have developed by linking with global value chains....

  • Policy Brief  |   2011

    Financing Infrastructure for Connectivity: Policy Implications for Asia

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa N.

    In view of Asia's huge infrastructure needs, as well as the reduced demand for exports due to the ongoing global financial and economic crisis, infrastructure projects offer a way of increasing regional demand and intraregional trade. This policy brief proposes various ways to tap Asia's huge financial resources to fund essential...

  • Policy Brief  |   2010

    MPDD Working Paper on Economic Cooperation and Connectivity in the Asia-Pacific Region

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

    The region needs to invest in an efficient system of regional infrastructure for a seamless Asia to emerge. This will provide the foundation for Asian common markets and facilitate the creation of an eventual pan-Asian community. None of this will be easy, but it will have to be done by building institutions, harmonizing policies and regulations...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    MPFD Policy Briefs No. 48, April 2017 "Promoting investment in the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS)"

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

    The digital divide in Asia and the Pacific continues to widen over time. It affects ESCAP low-income countries (mostly LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS) which need ICT connectivity the most in their efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In response, ESCAP member countries recently endorsed the AP-IS Master Plan and Regional...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and Pacific (Highlights)

    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

    Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2017

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

    The Review of Development in Transport in Asia and the Pacific is the biennial publication of Transport Division. It discussed the key contribution of transport to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It looks at emerging trends in transport in the region and presents initiatives, including those of ESCAP, that are making...

  • 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  |   2017

    Repaving the Ancient Silk Routes

    Author(s): PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Trade PricewaterhouseCoopers Download PDF All Report 2017-01-01 00:00:00 Belt and Road Initiative BRI

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Pacific Aviation Investment Program

    Author(s): R. Bennett, Christopher ; J. De Se, Christopher

    Transport R. Bennett, Christopher; J. De Se, Christopher Download PDF aviation runway security All Presentation World Bank Group 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2017

    La Discriminación de Costos y Benefcios en la Evaluación de Proyectos Transnacionales de Infraestructura y Otros Métodos Complementarios

    Author(s): Sánchez, Ricardo J.

    La infraestructura económica es parte esencial del desarrollo económico y social de los países, tanto al interior de los mismos como para la integración física regional. La evaluación de proyectos transnacionales de infraestructura, que involucran a dos o más países, plantea requerimientos técnicos que es preciso revisar, para dotar a los...

  • Report  |   2018

    ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017- CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives (Volume II: Connecting Asia and Europe)

    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  |   2007

    Infrastructure to 2030 (Volume 2): Mapping Policy for Electricity, Water and Transport

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

    Infrastructure systems play a vital role in economic and social development. Demand for infrastructure is set to continue to expand significantly in the decades ahead, driven by major factors of change such as global economic growth, technological progress, climate change, urbanisation and growing congestion. However, challenges abound: many...

  • 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  |   2017

    Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017: Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; World Trade Organization

    This edition of Aid for Trade at a Glance focuses on trade connectivity, which is critical for economic growth, inclusiveness and sustainable development. Physical connectivity enables the movement of goods and services to local, regional and global markets. It is closely intertwined with digital connectivity which is vital in today’s trade...

  • Report  |   2017

    OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017

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

    The biennial OECD Digital Economy Outlook examines and documents evolutions and emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative...

  • Report  |   2015

    Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy

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

    The perceived potential of clean energy to support employment in the post-crisis recovery context has led several OECD and emerging economies to design green industrial policies aimed at protecting domestic manufacturers, notably through local-content requirements (LCRs). These typically require solar or wind developers to source a specific share...

  • Report  |   2017

    Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

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

    This report provides an assessment of how governments can generate inclusive economic growth in the short term, while making progress towards climate goals to secure sustainable long-term growth. It describes the development pathways required to meet the Paris Agreement objectives and underlines the value of well-aligned policy packages in...

  • Report  |   2017

    ITF Transport Outlook 2017

    Author(s): International Transport Forum

    The ITF Transport Outlook provides an overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level, as well as long-term prospects for transport demand to 2050, for freight (maritime, air and surface), passenger transport (car, rail and air) and CO2 emissions. This edition looks at how the main policy, economic and...


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