SDG10 Reduced Inequalities

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific and designing policy responses: An Excel-based model

COVID-19 is an unprecedented socio-economic crisis and calls for unprecedented policy responses. Asia-Pacific region is no exception.

In this context, an Excel-based model is developed to help countries ensure effective policy design and to align policy responses with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The model produces a snapshot of the socio-economic situation facing the country/territory, and allows simple policy scenarios to be studied.

Youth Policy Toolbox

The Youth Toolbox acts as a repository of knowledge, experiences, and good practices, with the aim of providing policymakers with a comprehensive resource facility for developing inclusive and responsive youth policies in a process that optimizes engagement of youth-led organizations. It strives to engage the participation of a range of stakeholders, increasing the amount and diversity of knowledge and views.

ESCAP Social Protection Toolbox

The Social Protection Toolbox is a platform that provides support to policymakers and stakeholders for moving toward broader and more robust social protection systems. Using multimedia and data visualization techniques, the Toolbox aims to present the argument for strengthening and broadening social protection in a user-friendly and interactive fashion. 


ILO Communities of Practice in the Asia-Pacific

The ILO sponsors a number of Communities of Practice (CoP) in Asia Pacific to help ILO constituents, donors, partners and others interested in the themes share problems or issues, and access knowledge, expertise and solutions. The CoPs offer cost efficient ways of working, minimize barriers created by geography and time, and provide a collaborative workspace for those with a specialist interest to deliver information, learn and exchange views. The CoPs include: Green Jobs, Industrial Relations, Migration ,Youth Employment, Skills and Employability, and Forced Labour.

SDG Pulse 2020

In 2015, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and corresponding SDGs. To support this programme a Global Indicator Framework was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2017 and subsequently by the UN General Assembly in July 2017. That framework comprises 232 statistical indicators designed to measure the 17 goals and their respective 169 targets.

Refreshing the antileishmanial pipeline: Hybrid molecules as potential drugs against leishmaniasis

The leishmaniases are a complex group of devastating diseases with a wide clinical spectrum that annually affects more than 1 million people throughout 98 countries, leading to approximately 20,000 deaths per year in its most severe form, the visceral leishmaniasis. Additionally, most endemic regions comprise communities living under substandard conditions, with low income and social-economic standards.

Transport as gendered employment practice in sub-Saharan Africa

When it comes to gender equality in employment, transport as a sector has done very poorly. Overall employment statistics can be difficult to find in sub-Saharan Africa, given the informal nature of much employment but the fact remains that women are under-represented across the sector. The transport sector is a cornerstone of the infrastructure necessary for the delivery of goods and services. It further provides access to skills acquisition and income generation.


The Politics and Ethics of Water Security in Cape Town

From 2015-2018, the City of Cape Town in South Africa underwent a severe drought resulting in a water crisis. The city set strict water restrictions to avoid what was called “day zero”: the day that six of Cape Town’s rain-fed dams supplying water to the city would become critically low, leading to the shutting of taps and establishment of water collection points across the city.