Data Show 50 Years of Changing Asia | Asian Development Bank

Data Show 50 Years of Changing Asia

Infographic | 24 January 2017

From 12% of global GDP in the early 1960s to almost one third today, Asia's enviable economic growth has been consistent and robust. Greater wealth has brought social progress: a newborn today in Asia and the Pacific will live on average 25 years longer than her counterpart in the 1960s. But as the region has prospered, its share of carbon dioxide emissions has reached nearly half the global total.