ESCAP works to improve the quality of official statistics and the use of data for decision-making in Asia and the Pacific. Relevant, timely and high-quality statistics are key to providing policy decision-makers with evidence they need to make informed decisions.

Quality statistics charge governance with evidence, inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities, and give local communities a voice to influence policy and communicate policy impacts. Through the improved use of data and statistics, ESCAP enables stakeholders to build inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies.

ESCAP supports national statistical systems with economic, environment and social statistics and accounting following the vision and priority areas for set out by Governments in the region. Whether working on social, economic or environmental statistics, ESCAP promotes national statistics development through five action areas:

Highlights

CRV Research Forum

The UNESCAP will organize the first Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum to be held from 3 - 4 April 2023. Hosted by UNESCAP in Bangkok, this fully online event offers a major research, information sharing, and capacity-building opportunity for participants, who will be able to present at and attend paper presentations and interactive sessions, including networking opportunities. Flyer

Data & Statistics

SDG Gateway

The Asia-Pacific SDG Gateway is a window to data and analysis at regional, subregional and country levels on SDG statistics for Asia and the Pacific.

Data explorer

Explore more than 1,000 data series on the SDG and other thematic development indicators for Asia-Pacific.

National SDG Tracker

The National SDG Tracker is a tool for countries to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. It allows countries to add their data, enter national target values, and visualize progress in a few simple steps.

EPIC

EPiC (Every Policy is Connected) is a tool that facilitates policy-data dialogue aiming to identify policy priorities as well as data needs.