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          World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009 - Executive Summary (English)
          Summary by DESA; UNCTAD; ECA; ECE; ECLAC; ESCAP; ESCWA, 2009, 15 pages
          Categories: Macroeconomic Policy

          World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues. One of its purposes is to serve as a point of reference for discussions on economic, social and related issues taking place in various United Nations entities during the year. The report of 2009 analyzes in detail the evolution of the global financial crisis during 2008 and the more fundamental factors that led to its build-up. It further assesses the impact on global economic activity, especially in developing countries. The report also reviews the policy actions so far taken worldwide in response to the global financial crisis. It recommends more forceful fiscal policy stimuli need to be taken in an internationally concerted manner in order to prevent the world economy from falling into a much deeper and more prolonged recession. The WESP further details a number of more fundamental reforms to the international financial system that are needed to reduce risks of a recurrence of such a devastating crisis in the future.

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          World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009 - Full Report (English)
          Report by DESA; UNCTAD; ECA; ECE; ECLAC; ESCAP; ESCWA, 2009, 188 pages
          Categories: Macroeconomic Policy

          World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues. One of its purposes is to serve as a point of reference for discussions on economic, social and related issues taking place in various United Nations entities during the year. The report of 2009 analyzes in detail the evolution of the global financial crisis during 2008 and the more fundamental factors that led to its build-up. It further assesses the impact on global economic activity, especially in developing countries. The report also reviews the policy actions so far taken worldwide in response to the global financial crisis. It recommends more forceful fiscal policy stimuli need to be taken in an internationally concerted manner in order to prevent the world economy from falling into a much deeper and more prolonged recession. The WESP further details a number of more fundamental reforms to the international financial system that are needed to reduce risks of a recurrence of such a devastating crisis in the future.

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          The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 (English)
          Report by DESA; UNCTAD; ECA; ECE; ECLAC; ESCAP; ESCWA, 2013, 207 pages
          Categories: Macroeconomic Policy

          The 2013 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) analyzes the post-crisis world economy as it struggles with continued weakening growth in the face of major uncertainties. For 2013 and 2014, it projects disappointing global growth, much slower poverty reduction in many developing countries, and narrowing fiscal space for investments in the many critical areas needed for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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          The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 - Executive Summary (English)
          Summary by DESA; UNCTAD; ECA; ECE; ECLAC; ESCAP; ESCWA, 2013, 10 pages
          Categories: Macroeconomic Policy

          The 2013 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) analyzes the post-crisis world economy as it struggles with continued weakening growth in the face of major uncertainties. For 2013 and 2014, it projects disappointing global growth, much slower poverty reduction in many developing countries, and narrowing fiscal space for investments in the many critical areas needed for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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