Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

Investors Return to Emerging Asian Markets, Says ADB Report

Rising demand for local currency bonds is expected to hit $7.6 trillion at the end of March, says latest Asia Bond Monitor report. Read More

Preserving the Rich Marine Biodiversity of Asia’s Coral Triangle

Overfishing, pollution, and poverty are threatening the health of Asia’s Coral Triangle, the world's richest concentration of marine biodiversity. Read More

47th Annual Meeting - Rethinking Asia's Challenges at the Crossroads of the Silk Road

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana from 2 to 5 May, saw much discussion on connectivity, innovation, and the need to keep up with the demands of a changing Asia and Pacific. Read More


Malaysia is a middle-income country with a record of strong economic performance and poverty reduction. It has largely achieved its Millennium Development Goals for income, poverty, primary education, gender, and health well ahead of the 2015 target.

ADB aims to establish a role consistent with Malaysia’s middle-income status and development programs, combining nonsovereign operations and reimbursable technical assistance modalities to support Malaysia’s efforts toward a business-friendly environment.

Fast Facts

29.95 (2013)
Population in millions

1.7% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

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

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
667.46 / 33.41
Agriculture (29)
258.80 / 12.96
Education (5)
321.50 / 16.09
Energy (11)
25.00 / 1.25
Finance (2)
181.53 / 9.09
Health (3)
53.00 / 2.65
Industry and Trade (1)
255.14 / 12.77
Transport and ICT (15)
235.11 / 11.77
Water Supply (11)
1,997.54 / 100.00
TOTAL (77)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013