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Paper: Economic development of Burma

A study undertaken by Myanmar scholars, including Dr Zaw Oo, examines the issues facing Myanmar’s economic growth, and the possibilities for improved growth. The study was published in 2000 by The Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD) at the National University of Singapore.


The study analyses the main factors which have stood in the way of Myanmar’s economic growth, and looks at ways in which the country can overcome these obstacles and achieve a higher rate of economic development.

The study was undertaken by Myanmar scholars, each bringing their own personal knowledge of the problems of the country and the possibilities that lie ahead.  It examines the problems of developing Myanmar in the long run, taking into account Myanmar’s historical experience, the global changes taking place, and likely scenarios or trends for the future. It subsequently provides a vision of what to aim for and an approach and sense of direction for the long term development of Myanmar.

Publication name: A vision and a strategy: Economic development of Burma

Publisher: The Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD), Faculty of Business Administration, National University of Singapore,  Singapore and The Olof Palme International Center

Author(s): Khin Maung Kyi, Ronald Findlay, R.M. Sundrum, Mya Maung, Myo Nyunt, Zaw Oo, et al.

Supported by: Swedish International Cooperation Agency

Publication date: 2000

Language(s): English

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