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Development Digest

The Development Digest is a half-yearly publication that features key works from teams based at the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia.

 

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October 2017: Insights for Growing Development Solutions

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We begin Issue 3 with an update on green Islamic financing, where Malaysia leads the way with the issuance of the world’s first green corporate sukuk. Then, we move into topics like ASEAN at 50, open data, the role of GDP in development, migration, and microfinance. Other articles include one on industrial policies versus public goods to spur growth, and another on economic forecasting.

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April 2017: Identifying New Growth Pathways

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The focus of this Digest is to share Malaysia’s people-centered developmental expertise and to present new policy research on local, regional, and global issues.

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October 2016: New Narratives in Economic Growth

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This issue of the Development Digest focuses on matters related to unlocking new dimensions of economic growth, to new generations of trade agreements, to the impacts of sectoral transformation and the importance of human capital development.

 

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December 2016: The Quest for Productivity Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 8)
Selected issue notes (p. 28)
   - The Quest for Productivity Growth

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June 2016: Leveraging Trade Agreements

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 6)
Selected issue notes (p. 27)
   - Leveraging Trade Agreements

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December 2015: Immigrant Labor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 6)
Selected issue notes (p. 28)
   - Immigrant Labor

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June 2015: Transforming Urban Transport

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 5)
Selected issue notes (p. 23)
   - Value-added taxes: boon or  bane?
   - Realizing the economic potential of women
Transforming urban transport (p. 34)

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December 2014: Towards a Middle-Class Society

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Executive Summary (Bahasa Malaysia-pdf)

Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 20)
   - Implications of lower oil prices for Malaysia’s economy
   - Flows and ebbs: capital flows to Malaysia and their macro-financial
     implications
   - Informing and prioritizing Malaysia’s skills investment
Towards a middle-class society (p. 41)

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June 2014: Boosting Trade Competitiveness

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 22)
   - Matching talent to jobs
Boosting trade competitiveness (p. 32)

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December 2013: High-performing Education

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 25)
   - Malaysia’s narrowing current account and export competitiveness
   - Assessing Malaysia’s recent investment boom
   - Progress update on structural reforms
High-performing education (p. 45)

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June 2013: Harnessing Natural Resources

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 27)
   - Shared prosperity in Malaysia
Harnessing natural resources (p. 30)

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November 2012: Unlocking Women’s Potential

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.5)
Economic outlook (p. 18)
Unlocking women’s potential (p.41)

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April 2012: Modern Jobs

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 56)
Modern jobs (p. 83)

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November 2011: Smart Cities

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.6)
Economic outlook (p. 32)
Smart cities (p. 48)

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April 2011: Brain Drain

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 56)
Brain drain (p. 83)

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November 2010: Inclusive Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 43)
Promoting inclusive growth (p. 63)

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April 2010: Growth through Innovation

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 52)
Growth through innovation (p. 70)

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November 2009: Repositioning for Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.12)
Economic outlook (p. 36)
Repositioning for growth (p. 52)

December 2014: Towards a Middle-Class Society


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