Malaysia has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty, but it is now time for the country to raise official poverty standards as other middle- and high-income countries have done.

Kenneth Simler |

[[tweetable]]Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and…

Judy Yang |

Malaysia’s journey towards becoming a high-income nation will become more meaningful if all Malaysians are given the opportunity to share the benefits of prosperity. Photo: World Bank/Samuel Goh…

Kenneth Simler |

Perjalanan Malaysia menuju ke tahap negara berpendapatan tinggi akan menjadi lebih bermakna jika semua lapisan masyarakat diberi peluang untuk berkongsi dalam kemakmuran negara. Foto: Bank Dunia/…

Kenneth Simler |

© سارة فرحات / البنك الدولي من العلامات المشجعة التي ألاحظها كلما سافرت الأثر الذي تحدثه التكنولوجيا في حياة الملايين من المهمشين. في أغلب الحالات، يحدث هذا بمئات الطرق على نطاق ضيق وبطريقة تخلو…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

© Sarah Farhat/World Bank One of the encouraging signs that I pick up whenever I travel is the difference that technology is making to the lives of millions of marginalized people. In most cases…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Sarah Farhat/Banque mondiale À chacun de mes voyages, je constate que la technologie améliore l’existence de millions de personnes marginalisées. Dans la plupart des cas, les changements sont à…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Sarah Farhat/Banco Mundial Siempre que viajo, uno de los signos alentadores que observo es la diferencia que está marcando la tecnología en la vida de millones de personas marginadas. En la…

Kristalina Georgieva |

What needs to happen over the next five years if Zambia’s National Development Plan to reduce poverty and inequality is to be realized? (Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank) During a meeting with top…

Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg |

Developing countries made considerable gains during the 2000s, resulting in a large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. More recently that progress has…

Margaret McMillan, Dani Rodrik, Claudia Sepúlveda |