The findings were set out in an update on the region's progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The region's greatest failures lie in addressing the issues of child mortality, nutrition, improving maternal health, and providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, the ADB stated. The most serious problems are in South Asia where most countries are off track,particularly with child and maternal health indicators. But other countries were lagging behind, among them the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the report showed. Among the region's 55 developing countries, only half had made their data available, the report said. The report says the Asia-Pacific region is forging ahead on many of the Millennium Development Goals, but there has been uneven progress within its economies.