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Occasional paper: IFAD’s experience in scaling up in Asia and the Pacific region - Lessons learned from successful projects and way forward
July 2018

The Asia and the Pacific region includes the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic countries and is a key driver of growth in the world economy.

Deep and rapid structural transformation, the presence of large emerging markets, high remittances and strong demand for exports combined to ensure economic growth rates in 2016 of between 6 and 7 per cent.

Importantly, strong growth has led to rapid declines in poverty and has even benefited rural populations, with more people producing highervalue
products such as vegetables, livestock and fish.


Ganesh Thapa and Sarah Hessel (IFAD)


Gender, Indigenous peoples, Rural finance