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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Nikolas Myint is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank in Yangon. Nikolas joined the World Bank in 2009 as part of the core team of the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security... Show More + and Development. Show Less -