Narrowing the Development Gap: Follow-Up Monitor of the ASEAN Framework for Equitable Economic Development

Publication | May 2023

This report uses a broad range of indicators to assess the individual and collective development progress made by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • US$25.00 (paperback)

Building on a previous study released in 2014, it assesses 39 indicators that consider dimensions such as overall human development, gender equality, climate change, and living conditions. The report intends to help policy makers pinpoint priority development interventions and to align strategies to support regional recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the need for the 10 ASEAN member states to increase investments in areas such as skills development, education, health, and nutrition.


  • Background
  • Overall Human Development
  • Material Well-Being
  • Employment and Working Conditions
  • Access to Finance
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Digital Access and Skills
  • Gender Equality
  • Living Conditions
  • Social Safety Nets
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Governance
  • Overall Progress in Narrowing the Development Gap
  • Ways Forward

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Social development and protection
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • 66
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SPR230180-2
  • 978-92-9270-161-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-162-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9270-163-5 (e-book)

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