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East Asia & the Pacific

East Asia & the Pacific 

In an OpEd in The SaigonTimes, WorldBank Group Pres.Jim Kim praises Vietnam's development progress in the last 20 years, but argues that now as growth is slowing, the key to the country's economic success lies in unleashing the private sector's power
Lao officials and province-based lawmakers have been debating revisions of a water resources law in public consultations held around the country, and their biggest concern is how to protect people’s basic water needs and livelihoods.
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IFC has made a US$2 million investment in Sunergise International Ltd., a company that supplies solar rooftop energy in the Pacific region.
Once one of the most isolated countries in the world, Myanmar, in the wake of political and economic reform is now fully open for business.

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IFC East Asia & the Pacific

IFC in East Asia and the Pacific focuses on supporting sustainable, private sector-led development to ensure the region’s economic growth reaches all segments of society. Around half of our investments in fiscal year 2012 were in the region’s poorest countries with IFC opening up access to finance for small and medium enterprises, connecting rural households to electricity for the first time, improving access to healthcare, and fighting climate change by improving energy efficiency.


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