ADB Economics Working Paper Series No. 267
Poverty in Asia and the Paciic:An Update
Guanghua Wan and Iva Sebastian
Guanghua Wan is Principal Economist and Iva Sebastian is Associate Economics and Statistics Analyst in theDevelopment Indicators and Policy Research Division, Economics and Research Department, Asian DevelopmentBank. The authors would like to thank Changyong Rhee, Juzhong Zhuang, Maria Socorro Bautista, Douglas Brooks,Dalisay Maligalig, Kaushal Joshi, Rana Hasan, Pamela Lapitan, Arturo Martinez, Jr., and colleagues rom ERD, SPD,and RSDD or the support and helpul comments on the earlier versions o this paper.