ESCAP Survey 2012 launched today
The 2012 edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the
Pacific (ESCAP) will be launched today in Colombo at the Institute of
Policy Studies (IPS) at Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 at 9.30 a.m.
The flagship publication of the ESCAP - the regional arm of the
United Nations - provides policy options for governments to overcome the
short and medium-term challenges and maintain the pursuit of inclusive
and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.
A persistent concern for the region highlighted in the 2012 Survey is
the challenge presented by commodity price volatility, in particular the
trend of rising commodity prices. International Monetary Cooperation
Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama will be the Chief Guest at the launch
which will be attended by UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy,
IPS Chairman Prof. W.D. Lakshman, IPS Executive Director Dr. Saman
Kelegama and many more leading economists.