The rapid development of Asia-Pacific economies over the past few decades has lifted millions out of poverty. However, the high economic growth has masked key social issues, particularly inequality, and the recent global financial crisis and COVID-19 pandemic have forced such issues into the mainstream.
This year’s Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), suggests that Asia-Pacific economies must prioritize inclusive growth – whereby citizens of all socio-economic groups are able to improve their livelihoods, incomes, health and education levels. It further highlights the roles that fiscal, central banking and structural policies can play in the quest for building an inclusive stakeholder economy.
Note to Editor: Members of the media are invited to participate in the launch event and press briefing. Interviews with ESCAP spokespersons and embargo copies of the report are also available upon request.
What: Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2022: Building Forward Fairer
When: 12 April 2022, Tuesday, 1400 – 1500hrs (UTC+7)
Watch live: https://youtu.be/8n7sTk5c-88
- Professor Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and Fellow at the London School of Economics
- Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
- Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP
- Sweta Saxena, Chief, Macroeconomic Policy and Analysis Section, ESCAP
Multimedia materials related to the Survey are available on: https://trello.com/c/Fzc7w8r1