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The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is published twice a year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). It is the continuation of UNESCAP’s Asia Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) with explicit recognition of sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Survey: the state of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP secretariat   

Special theme: Macroeconomic policies for inclusive sustainable development  

A framework for inclusive and sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific

Valerie Cerra

Impact of taxes and transfers on inequality in the Asia-Pacific region  

Sally Torbert

Central banks and financial inclusion

Peter J. Morgan

Learning by doing: central bank digital currency in Thailand

Thammarak Moenjak

Invited paper

Impact of climate change and variability on food security in the Asia-Pacific region

A. Mukherjee, S. Saha, S.C. Lellyett, and A.K.S. Huda

Early career researchers

Factors affecting consumer behaviour in mobile financial services in Bangladesh

Afnaan Ahmed, S.M. Raihan Uddin, and S.M. Rifat Hassan 

Policymakers' corner

Challenges of monetary policy in a developing country

Salehuddin Ahmed

Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia: an experience from the Ministry of Development Planning 2016-2019  

Bambang Brodjonegoro

Book reviews

How to Achieve Inclusive Growth

Prakash Loungani

Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Developing Countries: State, Citizenship and Transformation

Bhim Bhurtel