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Recent economic growth in Myanmar has been relatively low for its level of income. The OECD’s medium-term growth forecasts indicate that without structural change the economy can grow at an average of 6.3% over 2013-17, somewhat below the government’s 7.7% target for between now and 2015.
To achieve this goal, and also set the foundations for solid and sustainable development, short-term actions for growth and poverty reduction should be appropriately sequenced with institutional change initiatives that promote democratic consolidation, systematic increases in productivity and equitable distribution of opportunities and income.
18 July 2013, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
OECD Development Pathways is a new series that helps developing countries to identify and overcome the binding constraints to more equitable and sustainable growth. The Development Pathways are based on multi-dimensional country reviews, composed of three distinct phases. The first phase comprises an initial assessment of the binding constraints to development. The second phase involves an in-depth analysis of cross-cutting issues resulting in detailed policy recommendations. The third phase explores the political economy of implementing the recommendations. More information