Searching with a thematic focus on Poverty in Malaysia
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- DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2007Asia’s impressive economic growth is being complemented by soaring inequalities. This paper argues that if rising income and non-income inequalities are not addressed, there is a major risk to continued social and economic progress in developing Asia.DocumentHuman Development Report Office, UNDP, 2004This report links the concepts of human development, regional economic integration and regional cooperation. It argues that the high level of disparity among countries within South East Asia can be attributed to variations in human resource development and differences in the quality of governance.DocumentEconomic and Political Weekly, India, 2005This study reviews research on street vendors in Asia in order to assess the extent of street vending across x Asian countries. It also collates information on the unionisation of the vendors as well as other organisations, comprising CBOs, NGOs & self help groups, that work for their welfare.DocumentGlobal Development Network, 2002Malaysia’s economic performance relative to other developing nations is certainly on the high side, yet when compared with other East Asian economies it is merely average.DocumentPoverty and Development Division, UNESCAP, 2002This document studies the rapidly developing organic farming sector in Asia. It looks at concepts and practices, export potential, market developments and, first and foremost, success cases where small and marginal farmers in the rural areas were able to increase their livelihood through organic agriculture.Document
There is more to a decent income in lengthening old age than individual savings: a discussion of income security for old age in Singapore and MalaysiaInternational Social Security Association, 2003This paper compares the approaches to income provision for old age taken by both Singapore and Malaysia.Findings:individual savings alone do not represent the best option for income security into old ageincreased access to savings prior to retirement, through dedicated accounts and specified schemes, lessens the ability of provident funds to meet their primary objective, namely secuDocumentInternational Monetary Fund, 2002This paper focuses on two central issues related to the contrasting experiences of Malaysia and Pakistan regarding poverty reduction. First, it examines the structure of economic growth and its proximate determinants in the two countries, including the initial conditions, institutional changes, and macroeconomic policies.Document
Energy price increases in developing countries : case studies of Malaysia,Indonesia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Colombia and TurkeyPolicy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 1995Six case studies show that raising energy prices to eliminate subsidies does not harm the poor, growth, inflation, or industrial competitiveness. And public revenues improve.When domestic energy prices in developing countries fall below opportunity costs, price increases are recommended to conserve fiscal revenue and to ensure efficient use of resources.DocumentSuntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, 1998Overview of the social welfare systems of five East Asian countries, namely Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. It analyses the overall costs of welfare as well as income distribution aspects, based on both aggregate data and a programme-by-programme review of their welfare states (presented in annex). Private welfare is introduced in the analysis in two ways.DocumentAsian Development Bank Institute, 2001The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) features:an assessment of economic trends and prospects for the world and for the developing economies of Asia and the Pacificeconomic profiles, economic management issues, development policy concerns and a forecast for the coming two years for 39 DMCs including newly independent East Timor (N.B.