Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2017

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This publication informs inter-governmental and inter-agency regional decision making in support of implementing the 2030 Agenda in the region. It highlights areas where progress has been made concerning Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and areas that need collective decisions for prioritizing acceleration or changing trends. It provides an effective communication tool to foster inclusive regional consultations and effective engagement of the stakeholders including media and civil society. The report uses cross-nationally comparable data from the ESCAP database on the proposed SDGs indicator framework as well as statistics available at the regional and sub-regional levels.



Understanding regional disparity

Agenda 2030 for Sustainab l e Development ties together achieving the goals to “leaving no one behind”. Hence, in measuring and tracking progress, it is not enough to look at the progress at the regional or subregional levels. It is also necessary to understand whether individual nations are left behind while the region or the subregions in general are achieving the targets. Such understanding is critical for informing policies at the regional and subregional levels to closing the gap between nations and making progress collectively. Thus, tracking disparity in the status as well as pace of progress among countries is also necessary.


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