About the partnership...

The ESCAP-ADB-UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership is based on the common interest to eradicate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

Having collaborated on a wide range of issues, including the Millennium Development Goals, the partners have created a platform for delivering knowledge products and data to support the effective implementation of the sustainable development goals. 

The partnership seeks to deepen linkages between evidence-based policy and implementation at national, sub-regional and regional levels, drawing from respective strengths to produce and disseminate regional SDG reports to support follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The themes of annual reports have been aligned with the themes of the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development


The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. The largest regional intergovernmental platform with 53 Member States and 9 associate members, ESCAP has emerged as a strong regional think-tank offering countries sound analytical products that shed insight into the evolving economic, social and environmental dynamics of the region.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.