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The Asia-Pacific region faces a rising tide of development challenges in the post-pandemic period. Economic slowdown, unprecedented inflation and uncertainty brought about by geopolitical challenges have set back past development gains. These have also been worsened by a food and fuel price crisis, further compounded by the widespread, rapid and intensifying impacts of climate change. This fast-evolving development landscape is drastically changing narratives and calling for policy adaptation required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

With its dedicated Goal 17, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the crucial role of partnerships in achieving ambitious global targets, integral for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology, and financial resources, and bringing together national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector, and other actors. ESCAP, as an inter-governmental platform that serves to bolster regional aspirations of socio-economic development, recognizes that effective responses to the growing and complex development landscape cannot be achieved alone.

The 2022-2023 edition of the Technical Cooperation Highlights thus tells the story of inspiring and enduring partnerships that bring together our comparative advantages and that scale up good practices to leave no one behind, to make economic growth inclusive, to advance climate action and to reduce disaster risks. This edition, the third in the series, reflects the spirit of collaboration as we hear directly from our partners about why we have been successful in keeping our collective promise to the region.

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The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional arm of the United Nations, playing a unique role as the only intergovernmental forum for all countries and territories of Asia and the Pacific region.

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With its dedicated Goal 17, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the crucial role of partnerships in achieving ambitious global targets, integral for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology, and financial resources, and bringing together national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector, and other actors.

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Insights from our partners: ESCAP for leaving no one behind

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Insights from our partners: Inclusive economic growth

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Insights from our partners: Connectivity

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Insights from our partners: Climate action

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Insights from our partners: Disaster risk reduction and resilience
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