East Asia and Pacific remains one of the main drivers of the world economy, accounting for nearly two-fifths of global economic growth. Extreme poverty in the EAP region has decreased sharply—from 29.1% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2012—but much more still needs to be done as an estimated 379 million people lived in poverty in 2014 and remain vulnerable to falling back into extreme poverty.
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April 19, 2016 — Digital technologies are transforming how firms conduct business, workers perform jobs, and citizens interact with governments. What does the spread of these technologies mean for the region's development?
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The report aims to assist the World Bank Group to achieve greater impact for women from activities in agribusiness in Papua New Guinea, and to provide clear recommendations on additional interventions aimed at improving outcomes for women.