Making growth more inclusive by enhancing social protection: the case of Malaysia

By Abu Zeid Mohd Arif, Economist, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department Growth can be more inclusive by pursuing policies that enable improvements in a country’s living standards while sharing gains more equitably across the population. Inclusive growth incorporates a focus on relative – not just absolute – income and wealth inequality, and on well-being, … More Making growth more inclusive by enhancing social protection: the case of Malaysia

Boosting productivity is key for Malaysia to attain high-income-country status

By Hidekatsu Asada, Head of the Southeast Asia desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department Productivity growth is essential for living standards to durably improve. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs. The 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-20) … More Boosting productivity is key for Malaysia to attain high-income-country status

Successful macro transformation in Malaysia, but challenges remain

By Mohamed Rizwan Habeeb Rahuman, Economist, Southeast Asia Desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department Malaysia has sustained rapid and inclusive economic growth for close to half a century, as documented in the OECD’s first Economic Assessment of Malaysia (OECD, 2016). Real GDP growth has averaged 6.4% per year since 1970, outperforming most of its … More Successful macro transformation in Malaysia, but challenges remain