Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016: Nurturing productivity for inclusive growth and sustainable development

Effective policies for spatial management, land-use planning, infrastructure investment, poverty reduction and environmental protection require accurate, relevant and real-time data on urban trends and conditions. However, urban data collection and reporting have not kept up with needs of most cities says UNESCAP in this new report. 

The Asia-Pacific region’s journey towards a successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should be driven by broad-based productivity gains and further rebalancing towards domestic and regional demand, says the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in its latest flagship publication. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 underlines that such a strategy will not only underpin revival of robust and resilient economic growth but will also improve the quality of this growth by making it more inclusive and sustainable. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 monitors regional progress, providing cutting-edge analyses and guiding policy discussion on the current and emerging socioeconomic issues and policy challenges to support inclusive and sustainable development in the region.