Asian Development Outlook 2000: The Social Challenge in Asia

Publication | April 2000

The Asian Development Outlook 2000 is the Asian Development Bank's annual survey of economic developments in its developing member countries in the Asian and Pacific region. This year, the Outlook looks at the social challenge facing developing Asia as it enters the new millennium: improving the quality of life of the hundreds of millions who still live in abject poverty.

The Asian Development Outlook 2000 is the Asian Development Bank's annual survey of economic developments in its developing member countries in the Asian and Pacific region. This year, the Outlook looks at the social challenge facing developing Asia as it enters the new millennium: improving the quality of life of the hundreds of millions who still live in abject poverty. It reviews the record of social progress so far, and analyzes the various dimensions of the social challenge and the policies necessary to confront it. The Outlook also examines the problem of corporate and financial sector restructuring that has bedeviled economies affected by the Asian financial crisis. It provides an in-depth analysis of the reform agenda, the progress achieved so far, and the prospects for future reform.

The Asian Development Outlook 2000 also features:

  • An assessment of global economic trends and recent performance and prospects in the developing economies of the Asian and Pacific region
  • Profiles of the ADB's developing member countries, including growth, saving and investment; employment; inflation; trade and balance of payments; and economic management and development policy issues
  • A statistical appendix containing major economic indicators of the ADB's developing member countries, including historical trends and projections.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Definitions
  • Part I: Developing Asia and the World
    • Economic Developments and Prospects
    • Corporate and Financial Sector Reform: Progress and Prospects
  • Part II: Economic Trends and Prospects in Developing Asia
    • Newly Industrialized Economies
      • Hong Kong, China
      • Republic of Korea
      • Singapore
      • Taipei,China
    • People's Republic of China and Mongolia
      • People's Republic of China
      • Mongolia
    • Central Asian Republics
      • Kazakhstan
      • Kyrgyz Republic
      • Tajikistan
      • Uzbekistan
    • Southeast Asia
      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Lao People's Democratic Republic
      • Malaysia
      • Myanmar
      • Philippines
      • Thailand
      • Viet Nam
    • South Asia
      • Bangladesh
      • Bhutan
      • India
      • Maldives
      • Nepal
      • Pakistan
      • Sri Lanka
    • The Pacific
      • Fiji Islands
      • Papua New Guinea
      • Cook Islands
      • Kiribati
      • Marshall Islands
      • Federated States of Micronesia
      • Nauru
      • Samoa
      • Solomon Islands
      • Tonga
      • Tuvalu
      • Vanuatu
  • Part III: As the Century Turns: The Social Challenge in Asia
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Statistical Notes
  • Statistical Appendix