World Report on Regional Integration (2006-ongoing)
Recognising the need for pooling the expertise built-up by the UN regional economic and social commissions in their respective regions, UNU-CRIS reached an agreement with UN-ESCWA, UN-ESCAP, UN-ECLAC, UN-ECA, UN-ECE and UNCTAD to launch the World Report on Regional Integration, under the coordination of UNU-CRIS. The World Reports contain regional reports, combined with thematic contributions (involving other UN agencies and academic institutions) and a statistical section on regional arrangements worldwide. The series has the ambition to become a leading reference point for debates among policy-makers, academics and the broader public on the role of regions in world governance.
World Report 1: Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment
World Report 2: Aid for Trade: Global and Regional Perspectives
World Report 3: The United Nations and the Regions
World Report 4: forthcoming: Indicator-based Monitoring of Regional Economic Integration