ESCAP releases Digital and Sustainable Regional Integration Index

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released the Digital and Sustainable Regional Integration Index and Indicator Framework (DigiSII1.0), that seeks to develop a global indicator framework for digital and sustainable regional integration. The study provides an overview of seven dimensions: (a) trade and investment, (b) free movement of people, (c) infrastructure, (d) regulatory co-operation, (e) digital economy integration that facilitate the evaluation of regional integration in the Asia-Pacific. It also addresses drivers of regional integration and tackles issues such as conventional versus sustainable regional integration. 

The report was released as part of the UN Development Account Project on ‘Measuring, monitoring and improving performance in regional integration within ECA, ESCWA and ESCAP regions’.