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The paper "Measuring SDG progress in Asia and the Pacific: Is there enough data?" reviews the availability of data on all proposed global SDG indicators for Asia-Pacific countries and is prepared based on data from the SDG indicators Global Database.

This handbook forms part of a series of knowledge products developed in collaboration with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) institutions and ASEAN member countries. The series is designed to increase capacity and skills as well as promote institutional development for countries wishing to embrace innovative space-based information in disaster risk management.

Tax policy has undergone significant transformation over the last half a century, and the tax policy advice of scholars and international organizations to developing countries has changed over time. Despite varied recommendations and attempts at taxing more, developing countries still have low levels of tax compared to GOP. Why? What have we learned from the experiences of developing countries over the last several decades?

Activist to Entrepreneur: The role of social enterprise in supporting women’s empowerment in Pakistan,

In partnership, British Council, Tilleke & Gibbins, the Thomson Reuters Foundation and United Nations ESCAP have developed the ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide – a practical resource to guide social entrepreneurs on the most appropriate legal structure to enable them to deliver impact in social enterprise.

Entrepreneurship is a key means through which women can both empower themselves and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. A vital part of this agenda includes the 61.3 million women who own and operate businesses within the ten member States of ASEAN.

As of September 2017, there were 1.25 billion websites in cyberspace and Asia and the Pacific now accounts for 50.1 percent of all Internet users in the world. Thanks to the concerted efforts by governments and other stakeholders in extending broadband connectivity, an increasing number of people have joined the cyberspace across the Asia-Pacific region.

Despite the widely reported phenomenal growth in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Asia-Pacific region, a new study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), has found that broadband capabilities and access are highly concentrated in East and North-East Asia.

The United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) was launched in 1998 to strengthen subregional cooperation in Central Asia and its integration into the world economy. The countries of SPECA are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Building Disability-Inclusive Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Assessing Progress of the Incheon Strategy presents the first regional comprehensive progress report on participation of persons with disabilities in development opportunities at the midpoint of the implementation of the Incheon Strategy.