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Strengthening social protection, trade, and environmental protection are key to building back better in the Asia-Pacific region, says UN report

Strengthening social protection, trade, and environmental protection are key to building back better in the Asia-Pacific region, says UN report

Broadening social protection, investing in a sustained recovery, keeping goods and information flowing, and protecting environmental health will be key to emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a flagship report released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today. The theme study for the 77th session of […]

ESCAP: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 20/15 April 2021

Research and analysis Working Paper on Structural Transformation, LDC Graduation and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Policy Options for Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar (Working Paper – 12 April) Working Paper Series (SD/WP/13/April 2021): Big data for environment and agriculture statistics (Working paper – 6 April) Working Paper on Socioeconomic Impact of Coronavirus […]

South-South Cooperation Aids Statistical Community 

Five countries in the Asia and Pacific statistical community have set out to document, share, and replicate learnings from economic statistics improvements. Their experience has shown that advances made in one country can be replicated in another, therefore accelerating and broadening statistics’ improvement. Supported by the ESCAP Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES), teams from Lao PDR, […]

Benefitting from Geospatial Information

A recent study by ESCAP, the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN GGIM), and the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) identified 39 global Sustainable Development Goal indicators which could benefit from Earth Observation and geospatial information. However, in the Asia-Pacific region, national examples of the use of this technology are rare. To […]

Stats Café Engages Regional Experts on Mobile Phone Data 

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on ‘Mobile phone data for official statistics: addressing data accessibility, privacy, and regulatory issues’ was held on 5 April. The webinar presented speakers’ experiences from the National Statistical Offices of Indonesia, Statistics Korea, and the National Statistics Office of Georgia, in addressing the challenges of using mobile phone data in population and tourism […]

ESCAP Supports Pacific Island Countries with SDG7 Targets

ESCAP is currently partnering with Fiji and Tonga to undertake Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 roadmap developments using the National Expert SDG Tool for Energy Planning (NEXSTEP). NEXSTEP is designed to enable policymakers to make informed policy decisions to support the achievement of the SDG7 targets as well as emission reduction targets (NDCs). Building on […]

ESCAP: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 19/1 April 2021

Research and analysis Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021 (Publication – March) Stats Brief, March 2021 (Issue no. 28): Big data for economic statistics (Policy Brief – March) News and press releases Asia and the Pacific must avoid a K-shaped recovery and invest in resilience against future shocks, says UN report […]

Asia and the Pacific must avoid a K-shaped recovery and invest in resilience against future shocks, says UN report

Asia and the Pacific must avoid a K-shaped recovery and invest in resilience against future shocks, says UN report

The Asia-Pacific region needs large, yet attainable, investments in resilience to protect development gains amid a fragile and inequitable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, says a  report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The  Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies forecasts that, on […]

Virtual Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Virtual Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will launch its flagship report, the “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies,” on Tuesday 30 March (9:00 Bangkok time). This year’s Survey will focus on how important change in economic policymaking can make a difference in […]

UN sets in motion new regional collaborative platform to support countries in Asia and the Pacific in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UN sets in motion new regional collaborative platform to support countries in Asia and the Pacific in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Regional United Nations entities in Asia and the Pacific are scaling up efforts and coordination to support countries in their COVID-19 response and accelerate sustainable development in the region. At the first meeting of the new Regional Collaborative Platform for Asia and the Pacific held on 23 March — a new mechanism that brings together […]

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