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Building Forward Together: Towards an Inclusive and Resilient Asia and the Pacific

Date
28 Mar 2022
Publisher
Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership
Serial Number
23
ISBN
978-92-9269-434-0

Building Forward Together: Towards an inclusive and resilient Asia and the Pacific is the theme report of the Asia-Pacific SDG partnership for 2022. Reflecting on the theme of the 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, it aims to support regional dialogue, in preparation for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and to inform implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report considers pandemic impacts on prospects for achieving the SDGs, and how countries have been responding to this complex and still evolving crisis. Efforts to cope with and contain the pandemic have exposed—and magnified—deeply rooted vulnerabilities and inequalities in the region’s economies and societies. Across the region there already are signs of a K-shaped recovery marked by increasing divergence in economic and social outcomes within and between countries. When environmental degradation, increasing natural hazards and accelerating climate change are added to the mix, the risks to developing countries and poor and vulnerable populations are even greater. The report analyzes key factors that are shaping recovery prospects, including vaccination and access to diagnostics and therapeutics; social protection; digitalization; economic structure; environmental risks; and fiscal space. The region faces two intertwined challenges: making the recovery green, inclusive and just, while charting a new and transformative path toward building sustainable and resilient economies and societies that leaves no one behind.

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Advocacy Resources

GDP growth rate forecasts of 2020 compared to actual 2020 growth rate, and projected growth rate 2021

28 Mar 2022
GDP growth rate forecasts of 2020 compared to actual 2020 growth rate, and projected growth rate 2021

Policy priorities for inclusive and resilient recovery

28 Mar 2022
Policy priorities for inclusive and resilient recovery

Building forward together to achieve the SDG’s

28 Mar 2022
Building forward together to achieve the SDG’s

Distribution of labour force across sectors

28 Mar 2022
Distribution of labour force across sectors

Availability of fixed and mobile broadband subscription in Asia and the Pacific

28 Mar 2022
Availability of fixed and mobile broadband subscription in Asia and the Pacific

Share of population vaccinated against COVID-19

28 Mar 2022
Share of population vaccinated against COVID-19

Social security model common in Asia-Pacific countries

28 Mar 2022
Social security model common in Asia-Pacific countries

Number of days schools partially or fully closed 16 February 2020 - 31 December 2021

28 Mar 2022
Number of days schools partially or fully closed 16 February 2020 - 31 December 2021

Average and learning-adjusted years of schooling 2020

28 Mar 2022
Average and learning-adjusted years of schooling 2020

Female to male labour force distribution in Asia and the Pacific

28 Mar 2022
Female to male labour force distribution in Asia and the Pacific

Pandemic associated waste by country groupings

28 Mar 2022
Pandemic associated waste by country groupings

Pandemic-associated waste by type

18 May 2022
Pandemic-associated waste by type

Key factors that influence the dynamics of recovery

28 Mar 2022
Key factors that influence the dynamics of recovery

Vaccination rates in Asia and the Pacific

28 Mar 2022
Vaccination rates in Asia and the Pacific

Affordability of fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions in Asia and the Pacific

28 Mar 2022
Affordability of fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions in Asia and the Pacific

Fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific

28 Mar 2022
Fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific

Asia-Pacific countries participating in the Debt Service Suspension Initiative

18 May 2022
Asia-Pacific countries participating in the Debt Service Suspension Initiative

Distribution of population by different income groups (per capita per day)

28 Mar 2022
Distribution of population by different income groups (per capita per day)

Gini Index of Inequality across Asia and the Pacific

18 May 2022
Gini Index of Inequality across Asia and the Pacific