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The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal is published twice a year by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In this issue:

An emerging but vulnerable middle class: a description of trends in Asia and the Pacific
Orlando Zambrano Roman

Determinants of overindebtedness among microfinance borrowers: a poverty line-based approach
Sunil Puliyakot

Fostering peaceful sustainable development in the Pacific under the 2030 agenda
Anna Naupa and Derek Brien

Water security in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus
Zulfiya Suleimenova

Paid maternity leave and child mortality in Asia and the Pacific
Grace Puliyel, Hoolda Kim and Sophie Mitra