- Effective policies, developed with the help of accurate and integrated data and statistics, can move the region forward. ADB’s Key Indicators 2022 helps provide this data.
- Impact of learning losses, if left unaddressed, may contribute to further diverging social mobility prospects between poor and rich.
- Providing adequate social protection minimizes downward social mobility and promotes greater upward social mobility through skills development, especially for the poor and vulnerable.
Asia and the Pacific has already posted a marked slowdown in achieving many of its Sustainable Development Goals, delaying the point when it reaches its targets for reduced poverty, narrowed social inequality, and improved social mobility, among others. Although many economies in the region reported stronger economic growth in 2021, there were hints of divergent growth paths. The webinar will present findings from Key Indicators for the Asia and Pacific 2022 focusing on the impact of the pandemic on social mobility prospects of the most vulnerable population. A panel of experts from the government and the development community will discuss the report’s implications for fulfilling the global development agenda and explore potential policy avenues.