Investment policy

Myanmar - OECD Investment Policy Review


Date of publication
1 March 2014

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1 March 2014 - Myamar's Minister of National Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Kan Zaw officially launched the Myanmar Investment Policy Review in Nay Pyi Taw.  The launch was followed by a detailed presentation of the findings at a conference in Yangon on 4 March.

>> News release

>> Executive summary, assessment and recommendations (pdf)

>> Slides showing key findings from the review

>> Investment Policy Review (pdf, 2.4 mb)




The Myanmar government, in partnership with the OECD and ASEAN, has undertaken a review of its investment policies as part of an active programme of investment policy reforms to make the country a more attractive destination for investors.

Myanmar has already addressed shortcomings in its investment regime and this review enables the government to assess its economic and investment policies and identify priorities for further reform.

This review, one of the first international initiatives carried out by the Myanmar government in the area of investment policy, took place within the framework of the ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme.


 “In our due diligence, we are asked to look at challenges and gaps…which are well documented in the OECD report. I recommend this report to everybody because our experience…is very confirming of the findings. It is a very good study.”

Ed ‌‌‌Potter, Director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company on the Investment Policy Review of Myanmar.



Executive summary, assessment and recommendations (pdf)

Trends in foreign investment

Responsible business conduct

Regulation and protection of investment

Investment promotion and facilitation

Tax policy

Developing the financial sector

Developing infrastructure

Other aspects of the Policy Framework for Investment in Myanmar

Promoting sustainable investment in agriculture


  July Spearheaded by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, the Myanmar government establishes a task force involving 17 national agencies to participate in the assessment process 

  July The OECD and ASEAN meet with the task force in Myanmar to set down the framework for the review

  Oct OECD conducts a capacity building session for government officials based on the Policy Framework for Investment in Myanmar

Consultations with stakeholders to discuss the draft text take place in Myanmar, the ASEAN region and at OECD headquarters in Paris

  Oct Presentation of the results of the investment policy review to the Investment Committee. See news release
  Mar Launch of the completed investment policy review in Myanmar



Presentation by Myanmar government - Oct 2013



ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme

Greater Mekong Subregion Investment Policy Forum
Phnom Penh, March 2012

Policy Framework for Investment

Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises


Country investment policy reviews



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