Reports and Publications


ESCAP produces a number of publications each year examining the breadth and implications of economic and social policy making in the Asia and Pacific region. The Countries with Special Needs Development Report is the annual flagship publication. Other analytical products such as working papers, policy briefs and information materials are available to download.


Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2015: Building productive capacities to overcome structural challenges

thumbnail_pic The report in 2015 entitled “Building productive capacities to overcome structural challenges”, provides a review of the status, challenges and prospects of these countries. It also analyses the role of economic diversification in reducing the vulnerability of these countries, through reducing export concentration, creating jobs, raising GDP and securing competitive advantages within product niches. It identifies policy options in promoting potential new sectors, products and markets for successful diversification, enabling the development of new capabilities and easing their structural bottlenecks.

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