ESCAP Statistical Database
Released: 26 March 2018
The ESCAP Statistical database provides a regional perspective on development issues in Asia and the Pacific. It contains over 370 indicators disaggregated into over 1500 data series organized in 16 domains. SDG global indicators for which data is available have been incorporated into the ESCAP database. The latest database release (November 2017) notably includes SDG indicators updated from the global SDG database and introduce new country groupings based on HDI and income (GNI per capita).
Data is presented for the 58 regional ESCAP members as well as for a large number of country groupings relevant in analyzing development in the region. Data is sourced from international data sources to ensure comparability across countries and is updated regularly to maintain the database as a comprehensive statistical resource on development in Asia-Pacific.
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2017: Measuring SDG progress in Asia and the Pacific: Is there enough data?
Released: 19 February 2018
The paper "Measuring SDG progress in Asia and the Pacific: Is there enough data?" reviews the availability of data on all proposed global SDG indicators for Asia-Pacific countries and is prepared based on data from the SDG indicators Global Database. It attempts to identify data gaps for regional SDG progress monitoring and for priority setting in statistical capacity building by a range of relevant stakeholders.