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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014

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The Survey 2014 will examine the region’s challenges to support its economic growth and to promote inclusive and sustainable development. Part I of the report will focus on the region’s outlook as it contends with the ongoing global recovery and assesses the region’s policy response to remaining and emerging vulnerabilities. A special theme is domestic resource mobilization in Asia-Pacific, which will explore the challenges on strengthening tax revenues. Part II of the report discusses strategic approaches to strengthen regional connectivity to achieve shared prosperity.

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Executive summary

The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014 is divided into two parts. Part I contains a review of the current socio-economic situation in the region and key challenges, as well as relevant policy recommendations. A special focus is domestic resource mobilization through government revenues. Part II contains the Theme Study on Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity for the consideration of the seventieth session of the Commission. It contains a discussion of the importance of regional connectivity for trade and development in the Asia-Pacific region and highlights priority areas where regional cooperation could further enhance such connectivity.

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