The Survey 2014 examines the region's challenges to support its economic growth and to promote inclusive and sustainable development. Part I of the report focuses on the region's outlook as it contends with the ongoing global economic uncertainty and assesses the region's policy response to remaining and emerging vulnerabilities. It also examines the role of sustainable agriculture in closing the development gaps in least developed countries. A special theme is domestic resource mobilisation in the region, which explores the challenges on strengthening tax revenues. Part II of the report discusses strategic approaches to strengthen regional connectivity to achieve shared prosperity, particularly the ways in which various networks facilitate trade, production networks and investment flows within the region.