Tackling poverty and deprivation in Southeast Asia: policies, performance and challenges

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Abstract

Over the past decades, countries in Southeast Asia have seen remarkable economic growth that helped reduce poverty and raise living standards of their population. This has earned the region the distinction of being a development success story. Since the release of the World Bank's 1993 report - The East Asian Miracle - analysts and international development agencies used the terms 'newly industrializing countries' (NICs), 'Asian Tigers', 'high-performing Asian economies', and 'second generation of NICs' to explain the extraordinary record of major economies in the region. They also use the term 'tiger cub' to describe Vietnam's transition to a market economy and 'poster children' to refer to the relatively slow-performing economies like Cambodia and Lao, PDR (Rigg, 2020).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Development Policy
EditorsHabib Zafarullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Chapter39
Pages447-460
Number of pages14
Edition2021
ISBN (Electronic)9781839100871
ISBN (Print)9781839100864
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Social inequity
  • Social disadvantage
  • Poverty
  • Policy development
  • South East Asia

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