Inclusive sustainable development depends on a productive, healthy and protected workforce. But what is the situation of the 2.1 billion women and men who make up the working age population in Asia and the Pacific? How can they be equipped to face the mega trends of ageing societies, widening inequalities, climate change and digitalization? What can be done to make them resilient to disruptive change and more competitive in a globalized world?
The latest edition of the Social Outlook 2022: The Workforce We Need provides a blueprint on how we can better support the region’s workforce by improving access to decent jobs, realize universal health coverage and extend social protection to all. It provides concrete recommendations on how to achieve the workforce we need to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.