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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the 2017 edition of “Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific,” which provides the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics for 48 nations and territories in the region.

The report is designed to serve as a resource for information on development issues across the region for a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public.

Key Indicators 2017 will be a useful tool for ADB member countries, researchers, media, and citizens for monitoring the region’s development progress,” said ADB chief economist Yasuyuki Sawada. “Data plays a critical role in helping decision-makers prioritize policies to meet their development goals and the report brings together comparable statistics on a broad range of development themes.”

A key component of this year’s report is a summary of findings from three pilot household surveys to support the development of standardized methods and guidelines for collecting sex-disaggregated data on asset ownership.

Other contents of this year’s report include the Sustainable Development Goals indicators for the Asia-Pacific, in which the report looks at the progress toward 169 targets across 17 goals grouped under five themes—people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership—to be achieved by 2030.

There are also regional trends and tables, including indicators across eight themes—people; economy and output; money, finance, and prices; globalization; transport and communications; energy and electricity; environment; and government and governance.

Likewise part of the report are updated tables and data for the global value chain statistics, and updated individual country tables for the 48 economies.

With this release, ADB’s online statistical database has also been updated.

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