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.



Financial and human resources for health

Total health expenditure as a share of GDP in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 17% from 1995 to 2012. Asian and Pacific countries spent an average of 6.7% of their GDP on health related expenditures in 2012, exceeding the 6.1% average spent by African countries, but disbursing less than the 7.7% of GDP spent by Latin American countries and the 10.1% by European countries.


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