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: