A broader view of poverty in East Asia and Pacific

Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and Malaysia – now have poverty rates of less than 1 percent measured by the $1.90/day (2011 PPP) International Poverty Line. Higher standards are required to match higher aspirations in middle-income countries Ye...