Blog posts tagged to "middle income"

  • Aerial view of Astana, Kazakhstan.

    Is economic growth in middle-income countries different from low-income countries?

    Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

    A new ADB working paper provides insights into what factors drive growth at middle-income economies.

  • Preparing for life after the MDGs

    Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014

    The establishment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the United Nations in 2001 was a defining moment. It rallied a global effort in the fight against poverty, hunger, and disease, while promoting universal education, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. However, new challenges have emerged while remaining ones are complex. Meanwhile, the 2015 deadline for achieving the MDGs is almost upon us, raising the question: where do we go from here?

  • Avoiding the middle-income trap in the People’s Republic of China

    Published on Thursday, 30 May 2013

    No one can say that the second largest economy in the world is trapped. Decades of structural change and rapid growth allowed for a swift transition from a low-income to a middle-income country. The challenge today lies in moving up to higher-income status. How could the People’s Republic of China (PRC) avoid the trap?