East Asia and Pacific remains the world’s growth engine despite a challenging external environment, with developing economies growing by 7.2% in 2013. The proportion of people living in poverty in the region has steadily declined—less than 10% of the population lives on $1.25 a day—but much more needs to be done as there are still close to half a billion people living on $2 a day.
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February 16, 2015 — Rapid social changes and urbanization have threatened the extinction of centuries-old cultures and traditions. A project is helping communities in Guizhou Province save their cultural heritage.Read More »
February 3, 2015 — With almost 100,000 young people looking for work each year in the coming decade, the report looks at what needs to be done to create more and better jobs for Lao PDR’s growing population.Read More »