Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020 begins with a Highlights section that presents key messages from various parts of the publication.
Part I comprises the data tables and brief analyses of trends of select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for which data were available. The indicators are presented according to the United Nations SDG global indicator framework.
Part II explores trends in social, economic, and environmental developments in member economies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) across Asia and the Pacific. These assessments are grouped into eight themes: People; Economy and Output; Money, Finance, and Prices; Globalization; Transport and Communications; Energy and Electricity; Environment; and Government and Governance. Each theme is further analyzed by specific indicators, which are presented in the 100 regional tables that are incorporated into Part II of the publication.
The SDGs in Part I and the themes in Part II start with a short commentary, complemented by figures and charts describing the status of economies with respect to key trends of select targets and indicators of the 17 SDGs and eight themes. The scales used in some figures and charts are adjusted to show very small numbers. In addition, figures and charts appearing in this publication are also provided with a digital object identifier to facilitate easier access to data. Both Part I and Part II also present discussion boxes on how to approach important measurement issues for select indicators.