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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2009

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2009

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The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2009 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables. The country tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB’s website. The special chapter in Key Indicators 2009 “Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs” looks at the impact of the current global economic crisis on small and medium-sized enterprises and discusses how to foster greater dynamism in SMEs once the crisis has played out.
The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2009 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables. The country tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB’s website. The special chapter in Key Indicators 2009 “Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs” looks at the impact of the current global economic crisis on small and medium-sized enterprises and discusses how to foster greater dynamism in SMEs once the crisis has played out.

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© 2009 Asian Development Bank All rights reserved. Published 2009.Printed in the Philippines.ISSN 0116-3000Publication Stock No. FLS090732Cataloging-In-Publication DataAsian Development Bank.Key Indicators or Asia and the Paciic 2009.Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2009.1. economic indicators 2. inancial indicators 3. social indicators 4. energy and environmental indicators5. millennium development goals 6. inrastructure indicators 7. governance indicatorsI. Asian Development Bank.The views expressed in this book do not necessarily relect the views and policies o theAsian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board o Governors or the governments they represent.ADB does not guarantee the accuracy o the data included in this publication and accepts noresponsibility or any consequence o their use.By making any designation o or reerence to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using theterm “country” in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or otherstatus o any territory or area.ADB encourages printing or copying inormation exclusively or personal and noncommercial use withproper acknowledgment o ADB. Users are restricted rom reselling, redistributing, or creating derivativeworks or commercial purposes without the express, written consent o ADB.Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, PhilippinesTel +63 2 632 4444Fax +63 2 636 2444www.adb.org/Statistics
 
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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacic 2009
Foreword
The
Key Indicators or Asia and the Pacifc 2009
or
Key Indicators 2009
is the 40th edition o this series, a statistical databook presenting economic, fnancial, social, and environmental indicators or regional members o the Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB). In this edition, the content and presentation o statistical inormation ollows the pattern established in lastyear’s
Key Indicators
with short nontechnical explanations o what the statistics mean and brie analyses on economic,fnancial, social, and environmental developments in the Asia and Pacifc region.The tables and commentaries are again divided into two groups. The frst group reers to the
Millennium Development Goals
and show the progress o the Asia and Pacifc countries toward eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, providinguniversal access to primary education, reducing child mortality, ensuring environmental sustainability, and otherimportant development goals. The second group o tables provides a broader picture o economic, fnancial, social, andenvironmental developments in the region. They are divided into seven themes namely,
People; Economy and Output;Money, Finance and Prices; Globalization; Inrastructure; Government and Governance; and Energy and Environment.
 Each theme is introduced by a short analytic text identiying the main developments over the recent past. This issue o 
Key Indicators
comes out approximately 1 year ater the onset o the global economic crisis. It includesannual statistics up to 2008 or most variables. Some o these, such as the national accounts, exports, and migrants’remittances, show growth in 2008 slowing as the crisis began to bite, but the ull impact o the crisis will only becomeevident when data or 2009 and 2010 are released. It is already clear, however, that the crisis will aect the ability o countries to attain the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
. In Part II, country progress toward the various goalsis assessed. Some o the poorest countries have been able to make signifcant advances; however, under the currenteconomic climate, this progress may be arrested as the downside risks are greater than usual. Early indications are thatthere will be about 60 million additional $1.25-a-day poor in 2009 in the Asia and Pacifc region compared to a scenariowhere growth had not slowed down.The special chapter in Part I looks at the impact o the economic crisis on workers and enterprises, including small andmedium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It also discusses how to oster greater efciency in SMEs once the crisis has playedout. A key channel through which the economic crisis has aected enterprises is through the reduction in Asian exports.While SMEs tend to work or the domestic rather than export markets, some o the most dynamic SMEs export or supplyinputs to larger export-dependent enterprises. Moreover, many SMEs will be aected by the all in domestic demand asunemployment rises and household incomes contract. In the short run, government eorts at boosting aggregate demand,as well as specifc policy initiatives to assist SMEs’ access to fnance, should help enterprises cope with the crisis. But overthe longer term, policies must help SMEs adopt modern technologies and raise their productivity. Above all, governmentsshould avoid creating incentives or small enterprises to remain small and operate with outdated technologies. Fosteringdynamism in SMEs will not only help their owners, but also workers at large. In this way, a dynamic SME sector can playan important role in the rebalancing o the economies o Asia by raising household incomes and thus domestic demand.Other new statistical indicators in this edition include primary education completion rate, number o adultsliving with HIV, and household electrifcation rate. The regional tables in Part III are largely based on acomprehensive set o country tables. These country tables are no longer provided in printed orm but are ona CD-ROM disk at the back o this publication. They can also be accessed online through ADB’s website at www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Key_Indicators/2009/Country.asp and they can be downloaded rom ADB’s StatisticalDatabase System at sdbs.adb.org.We appreciate the cooperation o the governments and international agencies in providing data to ADB and, in theprocess, enhancing this year’s issue o 
Key Indicators.
We hope that
Key Indicators
will continue to be a valuable resourceor monitoring the progress and addressing the development challenges in the region.Haruhiko KurodaPresident

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