The study finds that growth of 11 Asian economies studied—Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam—has become more inclusive. Evidence of inclusive growth is also found in a number of Central Asian economies. In Asia, access to opportunity is generally on the rise, and inequality in opportunity is generally in decline. A number of Asian economies have achieved the target of equality in the provision of key, basic opportunities. There is nonetheless considerable room for further gains in Asia. This is especially important in the South and Southeast Asian economies studied. Although inequality is generally in decline, it remains high.Source.
Feb 24, 2013