Media launch in India of the UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2018

8 May 2018
New Delhi, India

Building on steady economic growth, how can Governments in Asia and the Pacific ensure that such performance is sustained over time, is inclusive and has minimal environmental implications? What is the near-term macroeconomic outlook in the region -- more specifically the South and South-West Asian subregion -- and what are the major current and emerging challenges?
These are some of the questions analysed in the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2018; the latest flagship publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Survey will also examine the challenges that rapid technological advancements are posing in terms of job polarization, income and wealth inequalities, along with the impact China’s pursuit of innovative, inclusive and sustainable economic growth could have on the region’s economies.
Every year, the Survey discusses regional economic progress, provides cutting-edge analysis and guides policy discussion on current and emerging economic and development issues to support sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It is the longest running and only publication by an international organization that covers the entire Asian and Pacific region (53 Member States and 9 associate Members).
The Survey will be launched in New Delhi on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at ICRIER Conference Room, Indian Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi, by Dr. Rupan Chanda, Head, ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office and Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor, ICRIER.