Malaysia and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Identity for Development in Asia and the Pacific

    This report seeks to help governments assess the maturity of a country’s ID system and integrate it with development activities. A maturity model for a country’s ID management is developed and applied to seven countries in Asia—Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Viet Nam—to assess the maturity of their ID systems.

  • ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2016: Malaysia

    The Malaysian bond market is one of the most developed and dynamic bond markets in the region. It is the largest local currency bond market in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Bond Market Guide 2016 for Malaysia is an outcome of the strong support and kind contributions of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members and experts, particularly from Malaysia. 

  • A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific: 2016

    Good levels of progress with the use of online filing of tax returns is being achieved by emerging and developing economies  (e.g., Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand). This comparative analysis report analyzes the administrative frameworks, functions, and performance of 21 economies in Asia and the Pacific.

  • ADB To Help Malaysia’s Melaka State Install Energy Efficient Road Lights

    The Melaka Road Lighting project plans to install over 100,000 smart light-emitting diode road lamps across the state using a digital networked lighting system. The project is expected to improve lighting, lower energy costs, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and strengthen road safety. 

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. 

ADB support in Malaysia has focused on advancing regional cooperation and integration, catalyzing private investments through public–private partnerships, and developing knowledge partnerships.

Malaysia is part of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) subregional programs.

Fact Sheet

  • April 2016 Asian Development Bank and Malaysia 

    The ADB program in Malaysia has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country's economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.


Projects in Malaysia