Searching with a thematic focus on Poverty in Malaysia

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    Explaining a ‘development miracle’: poverty reduction and human development in Malaysia since the 1970s

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2019
    This paper provides a systematic assessment of the alleged exceptionality of Malaysia’s development progress and its likely explanations, in a comparative perspective. Using cross-country regressions and aggregate indices of education, health, poverty and gender equality outcomes, we offer three findings.
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    Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2017
    Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality. Income and wealth inequality have gradually declined since the mid-1970s.
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    Civil Service and Military Pension Reforms in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    The 2008 Global Crisis and demographic trends in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore has increased the urgency of reforming their pension systems for enhancing financial, fiscal, and economic sustainability over a long period, and mitigating possible adverse economic impacts.
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    Developing Asia’s Pension Systems and Old-Age Income Support

    Asian Development Bank Institute, 2012
    Old-age income support is becoming an issue of growing importance throughout Asia. This is especially true in East and Southeast Asia. This paper provides a broad overview of the current state of pension systems in the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
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    Pensions at a glance

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2012
    In addition to giving insights on the sustainability of public pensions and the pressures they face with the mounting demographic issues, Pensions at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011 aims to enhance interaction between OECD member countries and non-member Asia/Pacific countries and economies.
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    Ageing Asia’s looming pension crisis

    Asian Development Bank, 2009
    Due to population ageing, weakening of family-based support, and related factors, old-age income support is becoming an issue of growing importance throughout Asia. This paper provides a broad overview of the current state of the pension systems in eight East and Southeast Asian countries, identifying their major structural weaknesses, and suggesting some specific policy directions for them.
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    Financial structure matters for economic growth

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2009
    There is an unresolved debate over whether banks or markets are better at providing financial services and stimulating economic growth. Recent studies showing that neither bank-based nor market-based systems are particularly linked with growth, and they fail to take account of different national experiences.
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    Breaking the trap of oil dependence and conflict in Nigeria

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2008
    Until recently, Nigeria was the largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite oil revenues totalling about US$300 billion, the country is still poor and troubled by violent conflict. In reality, oil has long been a cause of conflict in a country where the richest 10 percent control about 40 percent of the national wealth.
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    Safety net: protected areas and poverty reduction

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 2008
    This report looks at the role of protected areas in poverty reduction, focusing primarily on the poorest countries and on poor communities within those countries. The publication seeks to specifically review five linked questions:
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    Interrelationship between growth, inequality, and poverty: the Asian experience

    Asian Development Bank, 2007
    This paper examines the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty for 17 Asian countries for the period 1981–2001. The author uses an inequality–growth trade-off index (IGTI) to analyse the trade-off between inequality and growth. A poverty equivalent growth rate is also employed to study the distributional impact of growth.