Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2000

Economic and Financial Monitoring and Survillance

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This survey analyzes recent economic and social developments in the region with particular emphasis on economic and social policy issues and broad development strategies. An essential resource for every multinational corporation intending to expand their business into Asia or to invest in the region.




Asia’s economic recovery made great progress this past year. Most of the economies hit hardest by the 1997 crisis posted dramatic output gains, inflation remained low, and the signs of social distress that emerged after the crisis have visibly abated. Many countries have shared in this improved growth performance, and the region as a whole is well on its way to regaining the economic dynamism that has long been its hallmark. Still, victory cannot be declared. Economic reforms must continue. Social expenditures must rise to eliminate the blight of poverty and to extend social security coverage. And governments must strengthen their commitment to good governance.


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