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expect the programme to deliver. chapter Overview Economic 2 of the Transformation Programme Economic Transformation Programme 75
A Roadmap For Malaysia Chapter 2: Overview of the
Programme T he Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) will result in Malaysia becoming a high-income
nation with GNI per capita of RM48,000 or USD15,000 by 2020. As well as achieving its GNI target,
by 2020 Malaysia will develop many of the characteristics of a high-income economy: services will account for over 65 percent of GDP; private consumption will account for almost 60 percent of GDP; and
Malaysia’s dependency on oil will be reduced from 21 percent of GDP in 2008 to 14 percent. This will be a
private sector-led transformation with 92 percent of the over RM1.4 trillion of investment required coming
from the private sector. Finally, the ETP will raise income levels across Malaysia by creating an additional
3.3 million jobs, over 60 percent of which will be in medium-income or high-income salary brackets.
The ETP requires Government to play a new role as a facilitator of economic growth – liberalising markets,
incentivising investment, removing barriers and letting the private sector lead. This role will be critical to
mitigate the risks to the programme and to ensure successful delivery. DEVELOPING THE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME
The ETP is not about incrementally improving Malaysia’s economy, it is about transforming it. We believe
that transformational change is achieved by changing how things will be done, which in turn changes how
things will be. This means that by fundamentally changing how things are done in the economy, we will
change the character and structure of the economy and thus achieve transformation (Exhibit 2-1). 76 Chapter 2
Overview of the Economic Transformation Programme Exhibit 2-1 Therefore we believe the starting point for the ETP should be the implementation of concrete changes in
specific parts of the economy. That is why the 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) were selected. That
is also why a programme of 12 labs was conducted, one for each NKEA.
Each lab was asked to determine concrete initiatives and projects that would drive the economic
transformation necessary for Malaysia to become a developed nation by 2020. The 12 labs, covering the 11
economic sectors and the development of Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley, were represented by the
private sector and civil service and facilitated by PEMANDU (the Performance Management and Delivery
Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department). In all, 500 people participated, the majority of whom came
from the private sector.
The ideas generated in the ETP labs were anchored on the policy direction set out in the Tenth Malaysia
Plan, including a private sector-led economy, market liberalisation to drive and encourage growth through
innovation, development of world-class talent and investment in improving infrastructure.
The labs, which ran for eight weeks, provided the private sector an opportunity to w...
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