Public Lecture

Megatrends in the Emerging Economies of East Asia and the Pacific: A View from the World Bank

The East Asia and Pacific region remains one of the main drivers of the world economy, accounting for nearly two-fifths of global economic growth. The region also leads the world in poverty reduction, achieving a sharp decline in extreme poverty rates in recent decades. By 2015, the region’s extreme poverty rate had fallen to 4 percent, down from 29.1 percent in 2002.

Mega-trends developing in East Asia and the Pacific reverberate not only throughout the region, but impact other regions across the world.  These mega-trends include an ageing population, rapid urbanization, a fast-growing middle class but also persistent income inequality, and efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Join us for a discussion of these transformational mega-trends, and how they are impacting development planning and outcomes in the East Asia and Pacific region.

Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772
Fri 9 December 2016
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms. Victoria Kwakwa

Ms. Victoria Kwakwa

World Bank Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific

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 Assoc Prof. Eduardo Araral

Assoc Prof. Eduardo Araral

Vice Dean (Research) & Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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