Voluntary National Review: Malaysia

Malaysia’s New Economic Policy (NEP), introduced in 1970 to eradicate poverty and restructure societal imbalances, at the country on a course towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since then, each of its 5-year plans have included key elements of sustainable development, including aiming for sustainable economic growth, equitable distribution of gains across society, as well as environmental conservation efforts, and access to public services like infrastructure, utilities, education, healthcare. The current Malaysia plan, “Anchoring Growth on People” aims to ensure that no section of society gets left behind as the country moves forward.