Shamshad Akhtar

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As the Asia-Pacific continues to power the global economy, we must ensure that growth is sustainable

Growth in the world’s most economically dynamic region is threatened by debt, energy costs and protectionism, but it can be maintained through better government policies, especially on taxation, plus coordination with the private sector and between regional governments. 

8 May 2018 - 10:44PM

Growth in the world’s most economically dynamic region is threatened by debt, energy costs and protectionism, but it can be maintained through better government policies, especially on taxation, plus coordination with the private sector and between regional governments. 

As the Asia-Pacific continues to power the global economy, we must ensure that growth is sustainable
How ageing populations in the Asia-Pacific can become an economic boom
Asia’s continued growth depends on tackling pollution and using resources wisely
After 70 years of work, often unseen, the United Nations proves no country can succeed alone
How the Asia-Pacific region can help lead the world into a new era of sustainability

Shamshad Akhtar applauds the endorsement of a new global development agenda, which the region has a responsibility to turn into reality

28 Sep 2015 - 10:49PM

Shamshad Akhtar applauds the endorsement of a new global development agenda, which the region has a responsibility to turn into reality

How the Asia-Pacific region can help lead the world into a new era of sustainability
Asia-Pacific must find ways to unlock its resources to fund sustainable development
Asia needs visionary leadership to cut the risk of disasters
Ending the Aids epidemic is a battle Asia can win
10 years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, is Asia better prepared for a disaster?
Domestic challenges block path to Asia-Pacific growth

Asia-Pacific countries continue to drive the global economy, though regional growth is now in a challenging phase. The 2014 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific forecasts a third successive year of growth below 6 per cent in Asia-Pacific developing economies.

7 Aug 2014 - 5:27AM

Asia-Pacific countries continue to drive the global economy, though regional growth is now in a challenging phase. The 2014 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific forecasts a third successive year of growth below 6 per cent in Asia-Pacific developing economies.

Domestic challenges block path to Asia-Pacific growth