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Asian cities need access to better data, says new report

ASIA AND PACIFIC

UN-Habitat and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) unveiled their second report on the state of cities in the Asia and Pacific region before delegates gathered at the Sixth Asia and Pacific Urban Forum, which took place in Jakarta. Among the report’s key findings are that the region faces an urban ‘data deficit’, undermining its ability to respond to the challenges with informed urban policy and planning interventions. Often data is collected by economic institutions, consultancies and the private sector and is not made available to local governments. The report argues that Asian and Pacific cities need an urban data revolution to be sufficiently informed to tackle the tasks at hand and ahead.

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