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Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific

Date
27 Mar 2017
Publisher
Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership
Serial Number
12
ISBN
978-92-9257-793-3
Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific

Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific is the thematic report of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership for 2017. Addressing the theme of the 2017 session of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, it supports regional and global dialogue on sustainable development – as well as national and regional implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a new framework that allows us to approach poverty and prosperity more holistically. This holistic understanding should inform national implementation planning efforts and regional cooperation initiatives. With its focus on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, this report emphasizes how policy coherence is critical and how a multidimensional understanding of poverty and prosperity is foundational to that coherence. It also offers insights into how policy coherence through the SDGs can create opportunities for making progress on the subset of goals that are the focus of the 2017 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Advocacy Resources

Share of the Asia-Pacific population living on less than $1.90 per day (2011 PPP), by Asia-Pacific subregions, 2002–2004 and 2010–2013 (percentages)

26 Mar 2017
Population living on less than $1.90 per day (2011 PPP), by Asia-Pacific subregions, 2002–2004 and 2010–2013. South and South-West Asia make up more...

Share of extremely poor people in the world, 2000-2004 and 2010-2013 (percentages)

27 Mar 2017
The region’s extremely poor populations accounted for 52 percent of the world’s extremely poor people during 2010–2013, down from 65 percent of the...

Country groupings by Income and Development status

27 Mar 2017
Income gap growth - Country groupings by income and development status, with the groups of least developed countries and small island developing...

Share of population living on income less than the national poverty line, by country 2000–2004 and 2010–2013

27 Mar 2017
Figure shows that there are several countries with high poverty rates, based on data for both international and national poverty lines.

Share of population living on less than $1.90 a day (2011 PPP, percentages), 2000–2004 and 2010–2013.

27 Mar 2017
Income gap growth - Population living on less than $1.90 per day (2011 PPP), by Asia-Pacific subregions, 2002–2004 and 2010–2013 with the groups of...

Income gap growth - World, Asia and Pacific, and Asia-Pacific subregions

27 Mar 2017
Income gap growth - World, Asia and Pacific, and Asia-Pacific subregions.

Income poverty and multidimensional poverty, Asia-Pacific countries

27 Mar 2017
Multidimensional poverty is not strongly correlated with income poverty. Poverty reduction strategies that focus exclusively on increasing income can...

Severity and prevalence of multidimensional poverty, Asia-Pacific countries.

27 Mar 2017
Multidimensional poverty percent of population versus percent of multidimensional poor who are destitute. Severity and prevalence of multidimensional...

People in multidimensional poverty in urban areas, by region and subregion, 2016

27 Mar 2017
Out of the total 260 million urban people living in multidimensional poverty, the Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half (54.7 per cent);...

Urban slum population trends, by region and subregion, 1990–2014

27 Mar 2017
Slum populations and transient or migrant populations form a major part of the urban poor community. Although the proportion of the overall...

Private sector participation in infrastructure finance in Asia, 1990–2012

27 Mar 2017
Private participation in infrastructure finance has increased in many countries in the region, although it accounts for less than 10 percent of total...

Share of population living in urban areas (percentages)

27 Mar 2017
The share of urban population increased much faster in East and North-East Asia than in other subregions in the decades before 2015. China,...

People in multidimensional poverty in urban areas, by region and subregion, 2016

27 Mar 2017
Although urban areas of the region have much less income poverty than rural areas, on multidimensional counts, the region has a significant number of...