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Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2019

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The main objective of the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2019 is to assess regional and subregional progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. It will highlight areas of SDGs that the region has made progress and areas that need collective decisions for prioritizing acceleration or changing the trend. The report will complement other ESCAP SDG-related publications such as inequality theme study and SDG costing to inform deliberations at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), the Asia-Pacific Commission and subsequently in other occasions. The report also aim to provide an effective communication tool that foster inclusive regional consultations and effective engagement of the stakeholders including media and civil society. The report will utilize cross-nationally comparable data from ESCAP database on the proposed SDGs indicator framework and when necessary use supplementary statistics available at the regional and sub-regional levels. In addition to regional and subregional SDG progress analysis, the 2019 version of the regional SDG progress report will provide insights about data availability for SDG monitoring and identifies gapes and provides recommendations for investing in statistical development to fill in such gaps.

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Technical notes

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress assessment is based on the global indicator framework for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017. Subregional and regional indicator values were compiled from the ESCAP Statistical Online Database. When sufficient data on a defined SDG indicator is not available, the report uses additional indicators from internationally recognized sources. Information on country groupings and definitions of indicators are available on the ESCAP website.

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