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Developing Myanmar’s Information and Communication Technology Sector toward Inclusive Growth


  • Nam, Kee-Yung

    () (Asian Development Bank)

  • Cham, Maria Rowena

    () (Asian Development Bank)

  • Halili, Paulo Rodelio

    () (Asian Development Bank)


Myanmar’s recent socioeconomic and political reforms have signaled a readiness to reintegrate into the world economy. To leapfrog the economy and accelerate growth, the country should take advantage of digital technology. This paper assesses Myanmar’s information and communication technology sector, identifies constraints the sector faces, and recommends policies that will help the government overcome them. Given limited public resources, Myanmar will need help translating its information and communication technology infrastructure needs into financially viable and bankable projects that can attract private sector financing.

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  • Nam, Kee-Yung & Cham, Maria Rowena & Halili, Paulo Rodelio, 2015. "Developing Myanmar’s Information and Communication Technology Sector toward Inclusive Growth," ADB Economics Working Paper Series 462, Asian Development Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:adbewp:0462

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    e-governance; ICT infrastructure; information and communication technology development; Myanmar; telecommunications;

    JEL classification:

    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • L88 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Government Policy
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • L98 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Government Policy

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