World Economic Situation and Prospects All Issues Since 1999
As part of the Secretary-General’s programme for reform in the late 1990s, it was decided that DESA and UNCTAD should produce a joint report on the world economic situation and prospects. The first such joint report was issued as World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) in 1999. Initially, WESP functioned as a year-end update of the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS), until 2004 when the latter started to focus exclusively on thematic issues. Since 2005, WESP has served as the lead publication in the annual discussion of current economic trends and prospects. The five United Nations regional commissions also joined as contributors in that year. A mid-year update of WESP has been produced every summer since 2006. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.