Blogs on middle-income trap
Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Asian economies generally meet the conditions for a demography-driven middle-income trap, especially in East and Southeast Asia.
Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017
A new ADB working paper provides insights into what factors drive growth at middle-income economies.
Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Considering an economy ‘stuck’ in an income segment is an incorrect characterization of how countries develop.
Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017
Total factor productivity growth in middle-income countries depends on innovation, human capital, and infrastructure.
Published on Friday, 05 May 2017
Asia has the potential to realize the Asian Century, but only adopting bold and visionary policies can help make this a reality.
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?
Published on Monday, 18 February 2013
Developing countries in the region have made good progress in increasing student enrollments and financing for education; however, heightened spending has not effectively translated into improved education outcomes. High dropout rates and low completion rates in education further exacerbate the situation in many countries.