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Making Myanmar the Star Growth Performer in ASEAN in the Next Decade: A Proposal of Five Growth Strategies

  • Toshihiro KUDO

    (Research Planning Department, Institute of Developing Economies, External Trade Organization (JETRO))

  • Satoru KUMAGAI

    (Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER))


    (Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, External Trade Organization (JETRO))

After decades of isolation, Myanmar is now actively re-engaging with the global economy. For successful re-engagement, Myanmar needs to implement comprehensive economic reforms based on a shared vision for long-term economic development that is characterized by human-centered, high, sustainable, pro-poor, inclusive, and balanced economic growth. In this paper, we propose five growth strategies : “Agriculture Plus Plus,” an export-oriented strategy, a foreign direct investment-driven strategy, a two-polar growth strategy, and a strategy to develop domestic economic corridors. These strategies are used as guides to translate these development agendas into a set of implementable policies, programs, and projects.

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Paper provided by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in its series Working Papers with number DP-2013-19.

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Length: 72 pages.
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:dp-2013-19
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