Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

“Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific: Baseline and Pathways for Transformative Change by 2030” is a joint undertaking by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

This publication provides the first assessment of the current situation of women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region, based on available and comparable data from official national and international sources. It establishes a baseline for governments and policy makers to monitor and accelerate progress towards gender equality commitments in the SDGs, which are captured in the stand-alone SDG 5 and as a cross-cutting priority across all SDGs. The report identifies data gaps and underscores the necessity of heightened urgency to improve production and use of gender statistics for evidence-based SDG localisation. It also provides valuable insight into key catalysts and policy recommendations to assist countries to achieve gender equality by 2030.

Language: English
Published: ADB and UN Women, 2018
Size: 14.5 MB

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