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.
SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
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.
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
The ability to analyze trade issues is essential for all countries to design evidence-based policies and negotiation strategies for a sustained recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and achieving SDGs. This online workshop aims at building the capacity of researchers and policy analysts in developing countries to analyze trade issues and taking into account the long-run impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on value chains and digital trade flows.
At this writing, eighteen months have passed since the Covid-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by WHO. It has tested the responsiveness of governments and the resilience of economic systems everywhere; it has changed social behaviour and personal habits in ways previously unthinkable. The dedication of essential workers has shone through dark times, while the scientific community has harnessed the power of collaborative research and public money to develop a vaccine at breakneck speed.
Publication-Making Peace with Nature A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies
Part I of the report addresses how the current expansive mode of development degrades and exceeds the Earth’s finite capacity to sustain human well-being. The world is failing to meet most of its commitments to limit environmental damage and this increasingly threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This series of elearning courses, covering Small-scale Agricultural Mechanization Hire Services to support agricultural production and entrepreneurship, is now available (free of charge) as a global public good through the FAO elearning Academy.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will launch its flagship report, the “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies,” on Tuesday 30 March (9:00 Bangkok time).