ADB releases flagship statistical report for Asia-Pacific

Friday, 2017-09-08 04:00:41
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the 2017 edition of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, providing 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.

A key addition to this year’s report is an analysis on sex-disaggregated data that ADB researchers conducted through 3 pilot surveys.

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 Sustainable Development Goal indicators in Asia and the Pacific, regional trends and tables, including indicators across 8 themes; and updated tables and data for the Global Value Chain statistics.