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East Asia and Pacific Research



Working Paper
Luna-Martinez Jose De, Anantavrasilpa RatchadaApr 08, 2014

Myanmar is an agricultural country. It is estimated that the agriculture sector represents between 35 to 40 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and that up to 70 percent of the labor force (of 32.5 million) ...

Working Paper
Ly Sodeth, Aldaz-Carroll EnriqueApr 02, 2014

Cambodia's economy has withstood domestic pressures and managed to sustain its high growth driven by its usual engines of growth. The external sector improved as a result of slower imports due to dampened ...

Rahardja Sjamsu, Varela GonzaloMar 01, 2014

The combination of an increasing trade imbalance, concerns about deindustrialization after several years of booming commodity prices, and rising imports of intermediate inputs and capital goods over the last...

Working Paper
Mar 01, 2014

Indonesia's economy continues to adjust to weaker terms of trade and tighter external financing conditions, with the composition of growth tilting more towards net exports, and economic growth slowing moderately....

Akmeemana Sakuntala, Diwa Reno, Menzies Nicholas, Bailey LauraMar 01, 2014

As in many developing countries, data collection has proved to be a considerable challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country has contended with what are said to be amongst the highest levels of crime and ...

Energizing Green Cities in Southeast Asia -- Applying Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning

Urban population in East Asia is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world. Energy demands and GHG emissions are rising but cities can become global engines of green growth. Read More »

Chief Economist for East Asia and Pacific and Director of the World Bank Group Singapore Office
Abhas Jha
Sector Manager for Transport, Urban and Disaster Risk Management
East Asia Pacific Region Urban Sanitation Review

To sustain economic growth, East Asia’s cities need to increase investments in sanitation to at least $250/person annually over the next 15 years. The good news is that investments in sanitation yield high returns. Read More »