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Global Economic Prospects January 2013: Assuring Growth Over The Medium Term

GEP January 2013

January 15, 2013—Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report.

We can’t expect growth to come from high-income countries, so developing countries need to take domestic measures to regain strong growth and continue their impressive successes in reducing poverty. This means strengthening governance and investing in infrastructure, education, and health care, as countries have done so successfully in the past” said Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President. More Report Highlights »

Complete Report (pdf)


Executive Summary (pdf)

English | Español | Français | عربي | 中文

Report and Topical Appendices (pdf)

Industiral Production | Inflation | Trade | Exchange Rate | Financial Markets | Commodity Markets |

Regional Appendices (pdf)

East Asia and Pacific:
Overview: (中文) | Full Text (EN)

Europe and Central Asia:
Overview: (Français) | Full Text (EN)

Latin American and the Caribbean:
Overview: (Español) | Full Text (EN)

Middle East and North Africa:
Overview: (عربي) | Français) | Full Text (EN)

South Asia:
Full Text (EN)

Sub-Saharan Africa:
Overview: (Français) | Full Text (EN)

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