Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109453
Authors: 
Brooks, Douglas H.
Joshi, Kaushal
McArthur, John W.
Rhee, Changyong
Wan, Guanghua
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 327
Abstract: 
The paper discusses key challenges faced throughout the Asia and the Pacific region as a number of its developing economies graduate from low-income status to middle-income status at the same time as the region remains home to the majority of the world's poor people and a number of fragile states. The region is gaining increased influence in the world economy but is still grappling to overcome interrelated challenges of poverty and sustainable development, so its priorities will be of significant importance in informing the contents of any post- 2015 global development framework. Drawing from the ongoing lessons of the Millennium Development Goal process, this paper suggests a conceptual framework for setting a new generation of goals and, informed by these concepts, proposes an intergovernmental approach to implementation. The "ZEN" framework stresses the distinct challenges of achieving zero extreme poverty (Z), setting country-specific "Epsilon" benchmarks for broader development challenges (E), and promoting environmental sustainability both within and across borders (N).
Subjects: 
Development Goals
poverty
post 2015 agenda
ZEN
Asia
JEL: 
O20
O21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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