Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional community with key indicators, objective analyses of the current trends and emerging issues, along with data and charts. In order to maximize the comparability, the data is sourced exclusively from international agencies that adhere to the official global statistical standards.



Staying in school and learning to read

Once children enter school, it is important for them to be provided with good-quality instructional support so that they would progress academically and socially. However, one out of every four children in Asia and the Pacific who started the first grade of primary school in 2011 is unlikely to reach the last grade of primary school; this would be due to the child having to drop out of school or repeat grades, often as a result of poor-quality schooling and classroom instruction.


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