Malaysia and ADB
In the Spotlight
Malaysia has shown no particular vulnerability to sovereign debt distress during recent years, although it may still fall victim to a sudden loss in market confidence.
For the past 5 decades, ASEAN and ADB have both supported poverty reduction, sustainable development, and regional cooperation and integration in Southeast Asia. This publication provides an overview of cooperation between ADB and ASEAN, and how it has contributed to a more connected, competitive, and integrated region.
New analysis suggests that the impacts of climate change in Southeast Asia may be larger than previously estimated, possibly reaching 11% of gross domestic product by 2100.
Malaysia has made huge strides in socioeconomic development over the past 4 decades, transforming itself from an underdeveloped country reliant on natural resources into a middle-income country with a vibrant manufacturing sector. The economy slowed down in 2015 due to low commodity prices and generally weak global environment, but growth is expected to remain positive in the near term.
Given Malaysia’s reliance on international trade, the narrowing current account surplus has resulted in currency volatility, slowdown in investments, and growing fiscal deficit. To meet these challenges, the government has introduced measures, such as the introduction of the goods and services tax, to strengthen its fiscal position.
ADB support in Malaysia has focused on advancing regional cooperation and integration, catalyzing private investments through public–private partnerships, and developing knowledge partnerships.
Projects in Malaysia
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Population living below the national poverty line in Malaysia (2014)
Population in Malaysia, in millions (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Malaysia (2010-2015)
Maternal mortality ratio in Malaysia, per 100,000 live births (2015)