East Asia Pacific
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. Read Overview »

A community-based approach is helping rural communities in Indonesia access clean water. Within months, community members began to benefit from better health and improved incomes.
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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.
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Region Data - Education
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