World Bank, World Development Indicators, A closer look Although not all information on technology transfer is easily available, numerous indicators provide evidence of the paucity of technology transfer activities by the Middle Eastern countries in contrast with the variety of actions taken by high-performing Asian countries. Current measures of the disparities in technology transfers and education levels for the two regions reveal occasionally startling differences. Some of the disparities are a result of earlier growth in income, and causality is not easy to demonstrate statistically. It is not always possible to extend these indicators backward in time to ascertain their evolution. Where it is possible, it is clear that the Asian nations were initially at low levels in many of the relevant dimensions of technology transfer but achieved dramatic growth, and this growth was the handmaiden if not the ultimate source of growing productivity.
Do you consider the Middle-East as part of Asia? - Off-Topic Discussion - GameSpot
Due to the high number of Indians in South Africa, in official documentation the designation "Indian" is used to refer to both South- and East-Asians. The Australian Census includes four regions of Asia in its official definition. Defined by the — Australian Census, three broad groups have the word Asian included in their name: Aspinall of the Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent , recommends privileging the term "South Asian" over the term "Asian", since the term "Asian" is a "contested term". Census Bureau definition of the Asian race is: Since , Indians and all other South Asians have been classified as part of the Asian ethnic group. Prior to that many South Asians had been checking 'Caucasian' or 'Other'.