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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2016: SDG Baseline Report

The report presents the SDG baseline for the Asia and the Pacific both at the regional and sub-regional level for selected targets of each SDG. It uses the latest country data and supplementary statistical information aligned to the proposed global indicators. Based on this evidence the report summarizes key findings and analysis. It outlines ways to gradually improve the availability of data and refine our ability to assess progress. Disaggregated data has a critical role to play in our efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda’s ambition to “leave no one behind”. The report shows that Asia and the Pacific, a region with an impressive development track record, needs to step up its overall development reform effort. For over one third of the SDGs, existing data point to slow or stagnating progress since 2000. For another third (reducing inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and life on land) the data suggest the region is moving in the wrong direction, a trend we must reverse. For only five SDGs (no poverty; quality education; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; and life below water), do the current trends set the region on the path to achieve the desired development outcomes by 2030. But even in these areas, there is a need to redouble our efforts.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) SDG Baseline Report
Topics Sustainable Development Goals
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Author (corporate) UNESCAP
ISBN number 978-92-1-361885-1
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher United Nations
Publication date 2017
Pagination 73
Keywords SDGs
Date uploaded March 26, 2018, 20:48 (UTC)
Date modified April 17, 2018, 12:19 (UTC)