Region: East Asia and Pacific
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Topic: Covid-19 and PPPs
The reality is that Asia’s rapid, consistent economic growth hasn’t been inclusive. While reduction in extreme poverty has taken place at almost the same speed as GDP growth in the past two decades, those lifted out of this poverty are still vulnerable. The extreme poverty line of $1.9 per day just doesn’t cut it. The region also suffers from climate change far more than other regions with many cities suffering from air pollution and becoming vulnerable to the rising sea levels.
Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted basic infrastructure services delivery, further impacting the progress on SDGs. More
Updated: October 25, 2021