1887

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2019

Ambitions Beyond Growth

image of Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2019

The region has seen tremendous economic and social progress over the last 50 years, However, this conceals increasing risks to achieving the 2030 Agenda. Despite progress on many fronts, the region is not on track to meet many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The gains from economic growth are not being shared by all. Available jobs do not fully translate into decent work. The region is home to five of the world’s 10 countries most affected by climate risks. Against such a backdrop, bold and wise policies are needed to maintain growth momentum while enhancing the drivers of sustainable development. The Survey explores the critical role of investment for SDG requirements.

English

.

Beyond economic growth

The famous opening sentence of one of the best-known works of English literature, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”,1 could not be truer today. The world in the first quarter of the twentyfirst century finds itself in contradictory circumstances, much like those Charles Dickens saw in western Europe in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error