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 education

There is much that Governments in Asia and the Pacific could do to ensure adequate investments in their educational systems. On the basis of available data, many countries in the region seem to have not yet taken up the recommendation of the Oslo Declaration of 18 December 2008 urging Governments to spend the equivalent of 4%-6% of GNP on education. Low educational attainment in the region is partly a consequence of low public expenditure.


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