Since the early 1950s East Asia (China, Taiwan and South Korea)
and South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam)
have, despite war and other challenges, managed to transform the
lives of their people, whereas South Asia (India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) has lagged behind. The success of East
and South-East Asia has not been accidental – it has been driven
by action to reduce rural poverty, by the provision of... more...