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Malaysia Development Experience Series


The Malaysia Development Experience Series captures key lessons from Malaysia relevant for emerging economies in Asia, Africa and elsewhere that are transitioning out of poverty and into shared prosperity.

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Enhancing Public Sector Performance: Malaysia’s Experience With Transforming Land Administration

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Malaysia’s success in reforming land policies and land administration can help other developing countries striving to better manage their resources, says a new World Bank report.

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Open Data Readiness Assessment: Malaysia

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Malaysia is ready to formulate an action plan to enable broad public access to government data and strengthen data use in development planning, says a new World Bank report.

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Financial Inclusion in Malaysia: Distilling Lessons for Other Countries

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Malaysia has achieved one of the highest levels of financial inclusion among Southeast Asia countries, due in part to policies taking advantage of mobile phones and banking agents to expand access, according to a recent World Bank report.

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Driving Performance from the Center: Malaysia’s Experience with PEMANDU

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Malaysia’s experience in driving public sector performance through a delivery unit serves as a useful case study for governments around the world, according to a new World Bank report.

 

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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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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.