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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Deepak Mishra is the World Bank’s Lead Economist for Vietnam, based in Hanoi. He is an expert in Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy and Debt Management, Currency Crisis and Balance of Payment Issues, Int... Show More +ernational Trade, Foreign Investment and Sectoral Transformation. Show Less -
Khwima Nthara, a Malawian national, is the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for Myanmar. Currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, he is part of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) department.