780 mn people in Asia-Pacific out of extreme poverty by 2013

Asia and the Pacific accounted for 42.6% of global GDP at purchasing power parity in 2017, up from 30.1% in 2000. Around 780 million people from the region moved out of extreme poverty from 2002 to 2013. The Key Indicators (KI) 2018 presents the latest statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, environmental, and SDG indicators for the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It is designed to serve as a resource for information on development issues across the region for a wide audience, including policymakers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public.
This year’s Key Indicators publication is accompanied by a special supplement focusing on Technological Innovation for Agricultural Statistics. It presents results from a recently concluded statistics capacity building project of the ADB, showcasing the importance of remote-sensing technology to enhance the quality of paddy rice area, yield, and production statistics. – Press release