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Summary For Policymakers - Accelerating Progress: An Empowered, Inclusive and Equal Asia and the Pacific

25 Mar 2019
Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership
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While millions of people in the Asia-Pacific region have prospered, there are groups, communities and families that remain disempowered, vulnerable and marginalized over generations. How can people be made agents of change of their own futures – become empowered – and how can barriers to equality be addressed? 

The ESCAP-ADB-UNDP report Accelerating progress: An empowered, inclusive and equal Asia and the Pacific presents a framework for translating the aspiration of leaving no one behind into concrete policy action. The framework sets the foundations for a comprehensive policy agenda that cuts across sectors, development actors and thematic areas and is informed by the experiences of, and challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region. 

Advocacy Resources

Percentage of people with disabilities covered by social protection systems, 2016

25 Mar 2019
11.2 percent is the global average for the proportion of national gross domestic product spent on social protection. However, in Asia-Pacific this...