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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020

Asian Development Bank : 2020

To put into practice the “leave no one behind” principle of the SDGs, the availability of more detailed and informative data is crucial. This publication provides updated statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, and environmental measures as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals. It discusses trends in development progress and the challenges...

Source: Asian Development Bank

Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/632971/ki2020.pdf

Tags: Sustainable Development

Decoupling Governance and Democracy: The Challenge of Authoritarian Development in Southeast Asia

Thomas Pepinsky : 2020

A wealth of recent academic analyses and popular discussions about democratic backsliding across the world have identified Southeast Asia as a region that is particularly vulnerable to democratic decline. Taking stock of the comparative experiences of the 11 countries in the region, this essay argues that Southeast Asia is characterized by the decoupling of governance and regime type: there is...

Source: Brookings Institution

Link: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FP_20200714_governance_democracy_se_asia_pepinsky_v2.pdf

Tags: Human Rights

From Insights to Action: Gender Equality in the wake of Covid-19

UN Women : 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the...

Source: UN Women

Link: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2020/gender-equality-in-the-wake-of-covid-19-en.pdf?la=en&vs=5142

Tags: Gender

Fiscal Data for Emergency Response: Guide for Covid-19

GIFT : 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many governments to launch emergency spending and tax policy measures to mitigate the potentially catastrophic impact on the health of their people and economies. The speed of these adjustments has challenged traditional approaches to managing risks, inefficiencies, budgetary allocations and corruption.The objective of this guide is to provide a practical tool...

Source: GIFT

Link: http://www.fiscaltransparency.net/documents/GuideforFiscalDataCOVIDV_1_1_0.pdf

Tags: Public Finance

Speaking Truth to Power about the SDGs

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Guido Schmidt-Traub, and Guillaume Lafortune : 2020

There have been recent calls to change the SDGs and to lower ambition in achieving them. The reasons given are whether goals, such as universal access to healthcare, education, safe water, and clean energy, are achievable by 2030, due to issues of technical and operational feasibility and affordability. The failure of rich countries to honor the goal of international partnership (SDG 17) as...

Source: UN SDSN

Link: https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/be6d1d56/files/uploaded/200826%20WP_Speaking%20Truth%20to%20Power.pdf

Tags: Sustainable Development

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