Roundtable Discussions

An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Growth

Date : 2/13/2007

Speakers : Homi Kharas, the World Bank

East Asia is a region that has transformed itself since the financial crisis of the 1990s by creating more competitive and innovative economies. But according to a World Bank report entitled "An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Growth," Asia needs now to turn to the urgent domestic challenges of inequality, social cohesion, corruption and environmental degradation that have accompanied its success. This roundtable discussed the results of this report in order to highlight ideas that could be useful in the Egyptian context.