SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.
ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies
This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
Local and Regional Governments' Report to the HLPF (3rd Report) – Towards the Localization of the SDGs
This Report explores the involvement of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) in the ‘localization’ of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following UN guidelines, it complements the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 143 countries to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) throughout the first four- year cycle of voluntary reporting. It delivers first-hand information from LRGs in 80 different countries, including 24 of the 47 countries reporting in 2019.
The rapid spread of digital technologies is transforming many economic and social activities. While creating many new opportunities, widening digital divides threaten to leave developing countries, and especially least developed countries, further behind. A smart embrace of new technologies, enhanced partnerships and greater intellectual leadership are needed to redefine digital development strategies and the future contours of globalization.
“Inclusion at Work: Guidelines for Social Inclusion in China” is a bilingual report focused on the employment of people with developmental and learning disabilities.
After two successful editions of the Youth Solutions Report, published in January
2017 and June 2018, respectively, this year’s publication continues to expand its
scope and objectives. Not only do we celebrate the efforts of young innovators
towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, we also seek to provide all public and private
stakeholders with actionable insights on the value and opportunity of investing in
youth-led innovation as a key enabler of sustainable development.
Fiscal Challenges to Financing Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Case of Three Countries
This paper analyzes the fiscal challenges faced by Mongolia, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste in meeting the social protection-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Asia’s Fiscal Challenge: Financing the Social Protection Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals
This book focuses on the analysis of fiscal requirements to achieve the social protection agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.