UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.
The database of agreements on international road transport is developed by the secretariat under the project on “Harmonization of Legal Environment for Operations of International Road Transport in the ESCAP region” financed by the Government of the Russian Federation.
It is a comprehensive and easy-to-access online database, designed to assess existing legal environment of ESCAP member States in the area of international road transport.
The database is intended to serve as an information tool for monitoring of legal developments towards harmonization of regulatory frameworks and strengthening the capacities of ESCAP Member States for the effective enforcement of national legislation on road transport.
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.
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.
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.
The SDG Data Portal provides a regional perspective on current status and progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon under the 2030 United Nations sustainable development agenda. Covering the 58 regional member states of ESCAP, the data portal includes all SDG indicators from the globally agreed SDG indicator framework for which data source could be identified.
The ESCAP Statistical database provides a regional perspective on development issues in Asia and the Pacific. It contains over 350 indicators disaggregated into over 1200 data series organized in 16 domains. SDG global indicators for which data is available have been incorporated into the ESCAP database.
The SDG Pulse is an annual statistical publication reporting on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the evolution of a selection of custodian or co-custodian SDG indicators along with complementary statistics that reflect UNCTAD’s broad mandate.
This report also presents some case studies from UNCTAD’s development programme from a statistical perspective – presenting UNCTAD’s activities and successes in hard numbers. These case studies are important as they also illustrate the Results Based Management approach being adopted by UNCTAD – helping us to improve our responsiveness and accountability to member states.
Every year, the SDG Pulse highlights a specific aspect of the 2030 Agenda and discuss this issue from the slant or perspective of statistics. For the first edition (2019), some aspects of inequality are discussed, including global economic and income inequalities, and also an emerging new dimension for inequality in a data driven world – access to data.