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Planning for Development: Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific

From ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)

ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations and serves as the main economic and social development centre for the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific. Its mandate is to foster cooperation between its 53 members and 9 associate members. ESCAP provides the strategic link between global and country-level programmes and issues. It supports Governments of the region in consolidating regional positions and advocates regional approaches to meeting the region’s unique socio-economic challenges in a globalizing world. The ESCAP office is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Please visit our website at for further information.

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2007 - full text
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008 - full text
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2009 - full text
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011 - full text

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008

Rich in information content, the Yearbook includes data, charts and a textual overview of well over 200 indicators, covering all spheres of the work of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, as well as such cross-cutting issues as poverty and gender.
The baseline year for the data is 1990 – intentionally the same as that for the Millennium Development Goals, so the Yearbook can also be used for tracking progress towards the Goals. The Yearbook uses the internationally comparable data available at the time of publication. For more recent estimates and forecasts, readers can also consult another ESCAP publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific. The publication can be downloaded, as a whole or in parts, from the ESCAP website at: Bookmark the site for your future reference, not least because it has a link to the Yearbook database, which includes full-length time series, including those that were used to derive numerous indicators.

Cover - Table of Contents - Preface - Acknowledgements - List of tables - List of figures
1. Demographic trends
2. Urbanization
3. International migration
4. Child health
5. Maternal and reproductive health
6. Gender equality
7. HIV and AIDS
8. Other major infectious diseases
9. Health risks and causes of death
10. Financial and human resources for health
11. Access to water and sanitation
12. Participation in education
13. Educational outcomes
14. Financial and human resources for education
15. Economic growth
16. Employment
17. Poverty and inequality
18. Information and communication technology
19. Transport
20. Financing for development
21. International trade
22. Fiscal balance
23. Inflation and interest rates
24. Tourism
25. Forests and protected areas
26. Air and water pollution
27. Water use
28. Energy supply and use
29. Natural disasters
Statistical methods
List of abbreviations and acronyms

List of online data sources

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2007
The monitoring of social, economic and environmental development requires the use of data that is comparable across countries and over time. This is realized in the 2007 edition of the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific. For the first time in its 50 year history, the Yearbook presents data compiled from global sources maintained by United Nations agencies and other international organizations.

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