ESCAP Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific

The 2013 edition of the ESCAP Statistical Yearbook presents concise analyses highlighting major achievements and challenges for the 58 regional ESCAP member States and the five subregions in promoting economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. 

The UN has said the development community must work together to place statistical capacity building at the center of the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that high quality data and information are available to people and governments to support more effective decision-making.

Reflecting on the role of statistics in understanding development gains and challenges and deciding on future ambitions and priorities, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), made this call on the occasion of the release of the ESCAP Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2013.