Macroeconomic Monitoring and Assessment


The global financial and economic crisis, which started in 2008 and continues to cast its shadow on economic outcomes across the globe, coupled with unconventional policies being pursued in advanced economies has highlighted the importance of having effective, timely, and relevant monitoring and assessment of key macroeconomic developments. Such an approach can provide an early warning of potential risks and vulnerabilities, suggest appropriate policy responses, and thus foster an enabling economic environment for inclusive, resilient and sustainable economic growth and development.

ESCAP’s flagship publication and the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and development issues in this diverse region, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, provides detailed analyses on the short and medium-term challenges faced by the region’s economies and the near-term outlook, along with a discussion on needed adjustments in macroeconomic and structural policies.