Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012

Publication | August 2012

From 1980 to 2010, Asia added more than a billion people to its cities with a further billion expected by 2040. Already, the three most densely populated cities in the world (Mumbai, Kolkata, and Karachi) are in Asia.

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This publication presents the latest key statistics on development issues concerning the economies of Asia and the Pacific to a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public. Part I of this issue of the Key Indicators is a special chapter—Green Urbanization in Asia. Parts II and III comprise of brief, non-technical analyses and statistical tables on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and seven other themes. This year, the second edition of the Framework of Inclusive Growth Indicators, a special supplement to Key Indicators is also included.

The statistical tables in this issue of the Key Indicators may also be downloaded in MS Excel format from this website or in user-specified format at SDBS Online.


Part I – Special Chapter: Green Urbanization in Asia

The special chapter on “Green Urbanization in Asia” tackles two growing concerns—environmental sustainability and rapid urbanization. Asia is home to almost half of the global urban population and is urbanizing at a pace faster than any other region, resulting in an unprecedented growth in urban residents and increased number of densely populated megacities. Consequently, the region will be confronted with even greater environmental challenges that are already serious, including air pollution, congestion, CO2 emission, deprivation in water and basic sanitation, and growing vulnerability to natural disasters. But with urbanization comes the rise of the middle-class and property owners, the development of the service sector, declining fertility and increased educational attainment, and more importantly, innovations in green technology. These urbanization-related forces and mechanism are important for attaining a win-win scenario of environmental improvement and economic growth. Through establishing and exploring the environment-urbanization nexus in Asia, the chapter offers a cautiously optimistic environmental prospect for Asia as the region urbanizes. The chapter also provides suggestions for government intervention to ensure a green urbanization path in the region.

Part II – Millennium Development Goals

Introduction to the Millennium Development Goals PDF  
Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger PDF XLS
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education PDF XLS
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women  PDF XLS
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality  PDF XLS
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health  PDF XLS
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases  PDF XLS
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability  PDF XLS
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development  PDF XLS

Part III – Regional Trends and Tables

Introduction to the Regional Trends and Tables  PDF  
People  PDF XLS
Economy and Output  PDF XLS
Money, Finance, and Prices  PDF XLS
Globalization  PDF XLS
Transport, Electricity, and Communications  PDF XLS
Energy and Environment PDF XLS
Government and Governance  PDF XLS

Part IV Definitions

Statistics by Economy

Afghanistan  PDF XLS
Armenia  PDF XLS
Australia  PDF XLS
Azerbaijan  PDF XLS
Bangladesh  PDF XLS
Bhutan  PDF XLS
Brunei Darussalam  PDF XLS
Cambodia  PDF XLS
China, People's Republic of  PDF XLS
Cook Islands  PDF XLS
Georgia  PDF XLS
Hong Kong, China  PDF XLS
India  PDF XLS
Indonesia  PDF XLS
Japan  PDF XLS
Kazakhstan  PDF XLS
Kiribati  PDF XLS
Korea, Republic of  PDF XLS
Kyrgyz Republic  PDF XLS
Lao People's Democratic Republic  PDF XLS
Malaysia  PDF XLS
Maldives  PDF XLS
Marshall Islands  PDF XLS
Micronesia, Federated States of  PDF XLS
Mongolia  PDF XLS
Myanmar  PDF XLS
Nauru  PDF XLS
Nepal  PDF XLS
New Zealand  PDF XLS
Pakistan  PDF XLS
Palau  PDF XLS
Papua New Guinea  PDF XLS
Philippines  PDF XLS
Samoa  PDF XLS
Singapore  PDF XLS
Solomon Islands  PDF XLS
Sri Lanka  PDF XLS
Taipei,China  PDF XLS
Tajikistan  PDF XLS
Thailand  PDF XLS
Timor-Leste  PDF XLS
Tonga  PDF XLS
Turkmenistan  PDF XLS
Tuvalu  PDF XLS
Uzbekistan  PDF XLS
Vanuatu  PDF XLS
Viet Nam  PDF XLS

Framework of Inclusive Growth Indicators

The Framework of Inclusive Growth Indicators 2012 (FIGI 2012) is the follow-up edition to FIGI 2011, which proposed a set of 35 indicators as measures of income and non-income outcomes of inclusive growth; the processes and inputs that are important to improve access to opportunities, social inclusion, social safety nets; and good governance and institutions.

Part 1 provides a comparative analysis of the state of inclusive growth in developing Asia and in the other developing regions of the world – Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa – based on the FIGI indicators. It also examines the correlations between indicators of poverty and inequality outcomes, on the one hand, and indicators for processes, inputs, and good governance and institutions; on the other; and draws policy implications from the results. Part II contains updated statistical tables for the 35 FIGI indicators for the economies of developing Asia.

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Finance sector development
  • Social development and protection
  • Urban development
  • FLS124810-3
  • 978-92-9092-816-4 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-111-8 (Web)

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