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World Economic and Social Survey 2005
Financing for Development
 

World Economic and Social Survey 2005

Financing for Development

The World Economic and Social Survey 2005 focuses on the Monterrey Consensus as the current framework for international cooperation for development. The report examines the correspondingly broad agenda for action that was set out in the Consensus, recognizing numerous accomplishments to date and draws attention to the further actions—in the financing and trade areas—that need to be undertaken in the years ahead to achieve both the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the broader United Nations Development Agenda.

Preface, Overview, Contents (28 pages, 176kb)

Chapter I (34 pages,199kb)
   Mobilizing domestic resources for development

Chapter II (38 pages, 209kb)
   Trade

Chapter III (36 pages, 189kb)
   International private capital flows

Chapter IV (32 pages, 186kb)
   Official development financing

Chapter V (24 pages, 147kb)
   External debt

Chapter VI (26 pages, 152kb)
   Systemic issues

Bibliography (30 pages, 140kb)

 

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  World Economic Situation and Prospects 2005, January 2005. Sales No: E.05.II.C.2
ISBN: 9211091489

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2005

The continued recovery of the world economy resulted in unusually widespread growth in 2004, but a modest slowdown in all regions is expected in 2005, according to projections contained in World Economic Situation and Prospects 2005 (WESP 2005). Developing countries grew at the fastest rate in two decades in 2004. In addition to the stimulus provided by the United States, China is making an increasing contribution to global economic growth. Its rapid expansion has contributed to increased global demand for oil and many non-oil commodities, with the higher prices for the latter being of particular benefit to several countries in Africa and Latin America. Overall, prospects continue to be good, but the global imbalances pose a potential threat, to which a global response is required.

 

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2004    
  World Economic and Social Survey 2004

The World Economic and Social Survey 2004 comprises two parts.

 

PART II

International Migration

Sales No:E.04.II.C.3
ISBN:9211091470

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International Migration

The second part of the World Economic and Social Survey 2004 addresses international migration. It examines historical and recent surges in migration, policies towards migration, its economic and social effects, the question of refugees and the state of international cooperation regarding migration.

Preface, Overview, Contents (32 pages, 177kb)

Chapter I (20 pages,145kb)
   Migration during 1820-1920, the First Global Century

Chapter II (46 pages, 312kb)
   International migration trends

Chapter III (26 pages, 137kb)
   International migration policies

Chapter IV (32 pages, 184kb)
   Economic impacts of international migration

Chapter V (24 pages, 154kb)
   Temporary migration and its relation to trade in services

Chapter VI (16 pages, 104kb)
   Social dimensions of international mobility

Chapter VII (22 pages, 139kb)
   Levels and trends in international displacement

Chapter VIII (22 pages 131kb)
   International cooperation for migration management

Annex (8 pages, 87kb)
   Current status of the collection of international migration statistics

Bibliography (22 pages, 112kb)

 

 

PART I

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

SALES No: E.04.II.C.1

ISBN: 9211091454

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Trends and Policies in the World Economy

The first part of the World Economic and Social Survey 2004 discusses the state of the world economy in 2004 and the outlook for 2005. It includes a review of developments in international trade and finance and an overview of the situation in the world’s economies as of mid-2004 and their prospects for 2005.

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  World Economic Situation and Prospects 2004, January 2004.  SALES No:E.04.II.C.2  ISBN:9211091462 World Economic Situation and Prospects 2004

Many of the forces responsible for dramatic growth in the previous decade are now absent or not strong enough to produce such robust performance. While global trade is projected by the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2004 (WESP 2004) to grow by seven per cent this year, it is unlikely that the buoyancy of pre-2000 years will be repeated, especially given setbacks in the Doha round of trade negotiations. The recovery of foreign direct investment will be similarly subdued, as will rebounding investment in information technologies. And in 2004, the dampening effects of geopolitical tensions and threats of international terrorism are more prevalent than in the years immediately before 2001.Therefore, the report urge careful measures to nurture the recovery and avoid a precipitous unwinding of international imbalances

 

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 PAST ISSUES Background

The World Economic and Social Survey is the United Nations' annual analysis of current developments in the world economy and emerging policy issues. It contains the Secretariat's forecast of short-term global and regional economic trends. It reviews major developments in international trade and it discusses the net transfer of financial resources of developing countries.

Part I of the annual World Economic and Social Survey provides information and analysis regarding current trends and policies in the world economy. Part Two discusses a theme of relevance to the prevailing world economic and social situation. The annex contains statistical tables on which the analysis in the Survey is based.

 

The World Economic Situation and Prospects is an update of  Part I of the  the previous World Economic and Social Survey.

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