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 |

This page in: Français Across European countries, women continue to earn less than men. Looking at data for full-time working women across 30 countries, we find that women would have needed an…

Gabriela Inchauste, Ana Maria Munoz-Boudet, Paola Buitrago Hernandez |

About this series More blog posts The social inclusion of disadvantaged groups is necessary for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, said government representatives, experts, and civil…

Lauri Sivonen |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

"We’re the nation that just had six of our scientists and researchers win Nobel Prizes—and every one of them was an immigrant, " U.S. President Barack Obama recently said after the Nobel…

Bassam Sebti |

Better educated women secure brighter futures for themselves and lift entire households out of poverty. While Hillary Clinton is cracking the glass ceiling, if not yet shattering it entirely, in…

Keiko Inoue |

Malaysia has been able to reach remarkable achievements over the past decades, including extreme poverty eradication and promotion of inclusive growth. It aims to reach a high-income nation status…

Rafael Munoz Moreno |

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly MALAYSIA has travelled far on the road to economic growth and shared prosperity. Using its natural resources, the country not only…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |