This is the first module of the ESCAP E-learning Series on Public-Private Parternships (PPPs). The module outlines the main features of PPPs and highlights the differences between PPP and traditional procurement of public infrastructure. The main benefits and limitations of the PPP procurement mechanism are presented. The key questions addressed in this module are: What are PPPs? Why use this procurement mechanism?
SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals
The Asia-Pacific SDG Gateway provides an up-to-date overview of the SDG progress in the region with interactive graphs and extensive knowledge base. The data-based approach answers the questions: How much progress has been made in Asia-Pacific since 2000 in regards to each of the 17 SDGs? How far are we from achieving the SDG targets by 2030? It also features numerical facts about the region and analysis at the indicator level.
To fully implement and monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, decision makers everywhere need data and statistics that are accurate, timely, sufficiently disaggregated, relevant, accessible and easy to use. The Open SDG Data Hub promotes the exploration, analysis, and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and advocacy. Its goal is to enable data providers, managers and users to discover, understand, and communicate patterns and interrelationships in the wealth of SDG data and statistics that are now available.
The Asia Pacific Energy Portal is one aspect of ESCAP’s support to regional member States under the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF). With the generous support of the Russian Federation, the portal has been designed to serve as an informational foundation, helping to meet that mandate and support ESCAP’s ongoing energy-related activities. The portal was launched at the 71st Commission Session in May 2015 and continues to develop with new features and content.