- News Feature : Pacific Climate Warriors launch Declaration on Climate Change in preparation for COP 23 [18/09/2017 - Fiji]
- News Feature : On a Pacific island - we don't question climate change, we live it [18/09/2017 - Samoa]
- News Feature : OPINION: Why Australia must restore shortwave radio to the Pacific? [18/09/2017 - Australia]
- Business News : Conditional poultry ban in PNG [18/09/2017 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Warrant of arrest for Solomon Islands Minister Tome withdrawn [18/09/2017 - Solomon Islands]
- News : Marshall Islands joins Under2 Coalition [18/09/2017 - Marshall Islands]
- News : MSG deputy director general appointed [18/09/2017 - Vanuatu]
- Business News : Regional Tourism Arrivals to the region Up 18.4% in the June Quarter [18/09/2017 - Fiji]
- News : EU pledges support to Fiji’s Presidency of COP23 [18/09/2017 - United States]
- News : As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge [18/09/2017 - United States]
- News : Canada tells Fiji, "We are with you" [18/09/2017 - Canada]
- Sports News : OCA President closes door on Oceania participation in main Asian Games [18/09/2017 - Turkmenistan]
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the 2017 edition of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific. Key Indicators 2017 provides the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics for the 48 regional members of ADB.
“Key Indicators 2017 will be a useful tool for ADB member countries, researchers, media, and citizens for monitoring the region’s development progress,” said ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada. “Data plays a critical role in helping decision-makers prioritize policies to meet their development goals and the report brings together comparable statistics on a broad range of development themes.”
A key addition to this year’s report is an analysis on sex-disaggregated data that ADB researchers conducted through 3 pilot surveys. Despite strong evidence linking women’s asset ownership to the attainment of development goals, such sex-disaggregated data needed to monitor progress in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are scarce. The pilot surveys have produced rich data on asset ownership at the individual level, and provide valuable lessons for future statistical work on the subject.
Other contents of this year’s report include:
*SDG indicators in Asia and the Pacific: The report looks at the progress under five themes — people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership.
*Regional trends and tables, including indicators across 8 themes — people; economy and output; money, finance, and prices; globalization; transport and communications; energy and electricity; environment; and government and governance.
* Updated tables and data for the Global Value Chain statistics, first introduced in Key Indicators 2015.
* Updated individual country tables for 48 regional members of ADB are available online.
With this release, ADB’s online statistical database has also been updated.
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