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A HANDBOOK ON SAFEGUARD RULES FOR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

Article XIX of GATT (Emergency Action) and the WTO Agreement on Safeguards (1994) allow member States to take safeguard measures to protect domestic producers from serious injury caused by increased imports. These measures can be in the form of an import duty exceeding the bound rate, import quotas (where allowed) or a combination of both as Tariff Rate Quotas.  The measures can only be applied for a limited duration, initially lasting for up to four years, and can be extended to a maximum of eight years (10 years in the case of developing countries, including a least developed country) from the date of their initial imposition.

Handbook on Policies, Promotion and Facilitation of Foreign Direct Investment for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

The Handbook on FDI Policy, Promotion and Facilitation for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific seeks to take stock of the findings on and experiences with inward FDI and to summarize them in a convenient package that helps policymakers formulate better FDI policies and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to better promote and facilitate FDI for sustainable development. Better FDI policies means policies that help attract higher inflows of FDI of higher quality and higher development impact across the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social

United Nations ESCAP

The Gravity Model of International Trade: A User Guide (An updated version)

The gravity model is the workhorse of the applied international trade literature. It has been used in literally thousands of research papers and published articles covering all areas of trade. It is of particular interest to policy researchers because it makes it possible to estimate the trade impacts of various trade-related policies, from traditional tariffs to new “behind-the-border” measures.


The State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia

In February 2017, the British Council and United Nations ESCAP signed a collaborative agreement to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region as a means of supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Together we are co-operating to provide research, analysis, training, policy dialogues and offer guidance to support policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating and implementing policies and strategies that foster social enterprise and create enabling environments for impact investment.

ESCAP, British Council

Launch of the State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia

In February 2017, the British Council and United Nations ESCAP signed a collaborative agreement to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region as a means of supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Together we are co-operating to provide research, analysis, training, policy dialogues and offer guidance to support policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating and implementing policies and strategies that foster social enterprise and create enabling environments for impact investment.

ESCAP, British Council

Regional Seminar on Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development

To increase knowledge of participants of the issues and required policies to facilitate foreign direct investment as a means of implementation of sustainable development, including developments on investment facilitation in international investment agreements and other multilateral frameworks.

Building an Inclusive and Creative Economy - The State of Social Enterprise in Indonesia

Interest in social enterprises in Indonesia is growing alongside increased emphasis on entrepreneurship in general. This is evident in the growing number of events, research, and government activities focused on social enterprise. The concept of social enterprise was formally acknowledged for the first time by the Government of Indonesia in 2015, when the People’s Representative Council introduced the National Entrepreneurship Draft Bill and included a definition of social enterprise.

ESCAP, British Council

Workshop on Policies to Support Grassroots Innovation

Grassroots innovation is a modality of inclusive innovation that enables extremely affordable, niche-adapted solutions to local problems, often unaided by public sector or outsiders even from NGO sector in the initial phase.

United Nations ESCAP, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN)