Economic Assessment and Sustainable Development


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls to leave no one behind. But the two major crises facing the global economy (climate change and rising inequality) affect the poorest within a country and least developed countries the most. Such global challenges underscore the importance of integrated policymaking to move towards a climate-resilient, green and inclusive world. This also calls for mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals across policies, such as through fiscal policies supportive of social protection, decent jobs, and sustainable consumption and production, and financial reforms supportive of climate risks assessment and the development of markets for green financial instruments.

ESCAP’s flagship publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, provides detailed analyses on near- and medium-term risks and challenges to the region’s economic performance and progress towards sustainable development, together with relevant policy recommendations aimed at stimulating new thinking (a change in mindset) and concrete actions on the part of all stakeholders.