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Our lives are anchored to the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. Yet, if we drift with the currents, we can wave goodbye to the ocean we know and love. Here are five reasons why we need to speed up our…

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Our lives have been upended by COVID-19. For many of us, the uncertainty is overwhelming, with countless questions and concerns.

A key question remains: how many people are dying from COVID-19?…

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When I started working in the Population and Social Statistics Section at ESCAP, I was asked to support a programme of work on CRVS.

“What is it?” I asked myself. The UN always uses a lot of…

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The far-reaching and ambitious vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind requires quality, timely, reliable and disaggregated data and statistics. This has drawn…

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One of the most frequently asked questions children are asked is what they want to become in the future. I remember when I was younger, sitting in a classroom, my teacher asked everyone in class this…

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The state of implementation of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is monitored at the global level by using the Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 169 targets and the 232…

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set an ambitious agenda of 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 global targets and 232 global indicators. But wait, there is more. The…

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Equipped with robust monitoring and indicator frameworks, national development policies can accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given this potential, much is at stake…

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It is often a case of the chicken or the egg dilemma when it comes to policy-data integration.

The lack of data is blamed for the absence of appropriate policies due to insufficient evidence,…