Asia-Pacific Region Must Build Resilience Capacities To Reach SDGs, Report Says
Devex: How to incorporate resilience thinking into policy making, development programming
“Countries in Asia-Pacific are increasingly exposed to a variety of risks, including physical and financial, undermining the region’s potential to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new report published Wednesday. … [T]he joint report by the Asian Development Bank, the U.N. Development Programme, and the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, titled Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific, recommends the region build its resilience, which is also anchored across multiple SDGs. And it identifies four ways in which policymakers as well as development organizations can build their resilience capacities…” (Ravelo, 3/29).