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Increasing productivity key to revive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Along with the economic slowdown progress in poverty reduction is slowing inequalities are rising and prospects of decent employment are weakening

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Social protection key to tackle inequality in Asia-Pacific

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Over the past 20 years the rich in Asia and the Pacific have grown richer at the expense of the poor

Mia Santos, 29, sits on a wooden bed with her husband Elmer Dimasaka, 45, and two babies, at their shack along a street in Manila on January 18, 2016. Elmer earns two dollars a day by picking recycleable materials among garbage that he can sell to junkshops. The Philippine economy grew slower than expected in the third quarter, the government said on November 26 as it warned a leadership change next year could derail momentum in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

PH ‘strong performer’ in 2015

May 14, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific forecasts a 6 5 economic growth for the country this year

Inclusive growth: Vital for Asia-Pacific sustainable development

May 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

‘The Asia Pacific region with its strong growth performance and economic dynamism has achieved a remarkable reduction in extreme poverty along with broader development However much work remains ’

Climate talks: From momentum to action in Asia Pacific

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:54 AM

Moving the climate frontier from negotiations and commitment to real action is not only urgent but also opens a new window of sustainable development opportunity for all

Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Unlock fiscal space to drive inclusive growth

Aug 10, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Creating the fiscal space for productive and countercyclical spending can help developing countries in the Asia Pacific region move towards implementing the G20 global growth compact adopted last year

Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)