Accelerating progress: An empowered, inclusive and equal Asia and the Pacific

Omer Aijazi, Hitomi Rankin, Katinka Weinberger, Arun Jacob

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Empowering people, ensuring inclusiveness and equality is fundamental to realizing sustainable development. What change is needed to strengthen empowerment and promote inclusion and equality of all people within our efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda, including its central aspiration to leave no one behind? This report helps to answer that question by proposing a framework of four synergistic elements that can promote these intertwined objectives. It applies the framework to three important policymaking spheres in Asia and the Pacific that will likely define the region’s success in achieving the 2030 Agenda – climate action, domestic resource mobilization, civic participation – and also takes a look at violence against women and girls.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnited Nations, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme
Commissioning bodyUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAsia Pacific SDG Partnership


  • Sustainable development
  • SDG goals
  • Empowerment
  • Inclusion
  • Equality
  • Asia-Pacific

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
  • Policy@Manchester


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