Jumpstarting growth: What can we learn from Viet Nam and Malaysia?

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I. Our targets

President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Finance has once again reiterated in the Budget of 2012 the Government’s commitment to a sustainable growth target of 8%-10%. A key objective of achieving this growth is to double per capita GDP to over $ 4,000 by 2016. The recent experiences of Viet Nam and Malaysia provide important insights for developing a road map for achieving these goals.