DESA Policy Analysis Publications

 

World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation

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A fundamental technological overhaul of production processes is required worldwide to end poverty and avert the likely catastrophic impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. “Business as usual is not an option,” said Rob Vos, Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division and lead author of the report The World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation, published by DESA and released today. Read more

 

World Economic Situation and Prospects: Mid-2011 update

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“The world economy continues to recover from the global economic crisis, but the pace remains uneven across countries,” said Rob Vos, Director of DESA’s Development Policy and Analysis Division, at a press conference to launch a mid-year update of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2011 today. Mr. Vos continued, “trade is recovering but at a moderate pace…commodity prices are surging, but remain highly volatile”. Read more

 

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011

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The publication predicts weaker global growth in 2011 and 2012 as the recovery has lost momentum since the middle of 2010. World gross product is forecast to expand by 3.1 per cent in 2011 and 3.5 per cent in 2012, following estimated growth of 3.6 per cent in 2010. The report emphasizes that the outlook remains uncertain, surrounded by serious downside risks. It further indicates that, in the short run, more fiscal stimulus will be needed to reinvigorate the global recovery, but that it will need to be better coordinated with monetary policies and reoriented to provide stronger support to employment generation. Read more

 

Pre-release of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011

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This year was characterized by a fragile recovery in the economy. In fact, in mid-2010, the economic growth started to decelerate, and all indicators point at a weaker economic growth for the upcoming year. The expected economic expansion of 3.1 per cent in 2011 and 3.5 per cent in 2012 will not be sufficient to enable recovering the jobs lost because of the crisis. Read more

 

MDG GAP Task Force Report 2010

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In the 2010 MDG Gap Task Force Report, UN warns that the shortfalls in meeting agreed actions on combating poverty and raising life standards are jeopardizing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)… Read more