The ESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (ENEA) held the launch of Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 and panel discussion in Korea which is organized in collaboration with Incheon National University on April 29th, 2016.
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (Survey) 2016, the flagship publication of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), launched simultaneously in over 25 locations around the world.
This year’s Survey highlighted the uncertain economic outlook for Asia-Pacific economies in 2016 and 2017. To bolster economic growth and effectively pursue the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, governments will need to strengthen efforts to stimulate domestic and regional demand. A productivity-driven, wage-led approach would enable countries to increase their aggregate supply and demand and increase the well-being of their societies.
The Panel Session discussed policy perspectives and initiatives on technical cooperation that promotes productivity, rural development and higher quality education, among others. Underscoring the growing contribution of the services sector to productivity growth, the session examined ways to enhance labor productivity, including skills upgrading, creating linkage between skills development and utilization, and fostering innovation, towards supporting achievement of inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Moderated by Dr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Director and Head of Office of ESCAP-ENEA, Prof. Eun Mee Kim of Ewha Womans University, Prof. Wooseok Ok of Incheon National University, Ms. Hye-Kyung Yang of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and Dr. Choi Youngsup of Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training(KRIVET) participated as the panelists for the discussion.
For more information about the survey, please follow the web link below.