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Launch of Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011

Asia-Pacific economies face fresh challenges to sustaining dynamic growth of 2010

Brasília, 03 May 2011 – The economies of Asia and the Pacific recovered strongly in 2010 from the Great Recession of 2008/09, but they face fresh challenges in 2011. These include the return of the food and fuel price crises, sluggish recovery in the advanced economies and a deluge of short term capital flows that is leading to volatility in capital markets, asset bubbles and appreciating exchange rates.

The 2011 edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, the oldest annual review of development in the region, analyzes the economic recovery of the region thus far and the critical issues, policy challenges and risks facing the region in the coming months. The flagship publication of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) – the regional arm of the UN – outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and to make it inclusive, such as: boosting internal demand, enhancing connectivity to create a seamless and region-wide market, and building productive capacities in the least developed countries.

NOTE TO EDITORS:
You or your representatives are cordially invited to the launch of the Survey. The report launch will be followed by a questions and answers session.

What: Release of the United Nations Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011

Who: Dr. Rathin Roy, Director of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Grwoth (IPC-IG)

When: Thursday, 5 May 2011, at 9h30 a.m.

Where: Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) –
SBS, Quadra 1, Edifício BNDES, Auditorium 11º floor – Brasília – DF, Brazil

AGENDA:

9:30 –  Welcome breakfast

10:00 – Opening cerimony

Mr. Jorge Chediek, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Brazil

Mr. Jorge Abrahão, Director of Social Studies and Policies, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) – “Social Perspectives for Brazil: Where would we like to go to?”

Mr. Carlos Mussi, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, United Nations), Brasilia

10:40 – Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011 – Sustaining Dynamism and Inclusive Development: Connectivity in the Region and Productive Capacity in Least Economic Countries
Mr. Rathin Roy, Director, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), United Nations Development Programme, Brasilia

11:00 – International Economic Scenario: Opportunities for a Brazil-Asia dialogue

Mr. Marcos Cintra, Director of Studies and International Economic and Political Relations

11:20 – Questions & Answers session with the speakers

12:00 – Final remarks

12:15– Closing

For further information about the Press Conference or to set up separate interviews, please contact:

Mr. Francisco Filho
Communications Officer (IPC-IG)
T: (+ 55 61) 2105 5036
M: (+55 61) 81816933
E: francisco.filho@ipc-undp.org

Ms. Mariana Hoffmann
Knowledge Management Assistant (IPC-IG)
T: (+ 55 61) 2105 5022
M: (+55 61) 81256469
E: mariana.hoffmann@ipc-undp.org

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The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies as a result of a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil. Our work as global centre consists of the production and dissemination of comparative studies based on successful inclusive growth public policies in the developing world. Recent focus is given to the Emerging Economies and South-South Cooperation. More information on IPC-IG is available at: http://www.ipc-undp.org/

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