Owing to economic and institutional reforms and sound macroeconomic policies, Georgia’s economy grew at an annual average of nearly 6% between 2004 and 2013. Reforms that strengthened public finances, improved business climate, fought corruption, liberalized trade, and upgraded infrastructure led to an impressive annual average growth of more than 9% between 2004 and 2008.
The macroeconomic environment in Nepal became upbeat, as peace set in after a decade−long conflict. Gross domestic product grew by 4.7% in 2008. Poverty incidence fell from 42% in 1996 to 31% in 2004. Nevertheless, until subprogram 2 preparation in 2009, severe poverty had persisted in various parts of the country and economic growth had been uneven.