Malaysia and ADB

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Since attaining independence about 5 decades ago, Malaysia has developed into a middle-income country with a record of strong economic performance and poverty reduction. The outlook for Malaysia’s economy has remained bullish in recent years, following the growth patterns that have allowed for many Millennium Development Goals to be achieved ahead of the 2015 target.

However, as an open economy reliant on international trade, Malaysia remains vulnerable to external economic shocks.

An interim country partnership strategy outlines the resumption of ADB operations in Malaysia, and supports the implementation of the Tenth Malaysia Plan, 2011-2015.

Fact Sheet

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Projects in Malaysia

30.26(2014) Population in millions

1.6%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

1.7%(2012) Population living below the national poverty line

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