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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The World Bank’s senior country economist for Malaysia since September 2011. He coordinates work programs between the Government of Malaysia and the World Bank, contributes to the analytical and advis... Show More +ory work on the country’s towards a high-income economy. Show Less -
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