Myanmar

Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar

Volume 3. From Analysis to Action

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Published on June 23, 2016

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Myanmar is in need of a structural transformation from an agrarian economy to one based more on a mix of modern activities, including manufacturing and services. Modernising the agricultural sector by building linkages to complementary non-agricultural activities – an “agricultural value chain” approach – could set in motion this process of structural transformation. Furthermore, given Myanmar’s level of economic development, its large rural population and the weight of agriculture in the economy, a development strategy that puts agriculture and rural development at its core has the potential to make a significant positive impact for millions. This third report of the Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar synthesises the findings and recommendations from the first two reports according to the following priorities as defined by stakeholders in Myanmar: supporting the agri-food sector’s ability to respond to market demand for quality products; introducing innovative models of delivering extension services and training to upgrade agronomic and technical skills; providing the conditions for a vibrant financial system that meet the needs of rural areas; strengthening land rights; engaging citizens in the policy making process; and managing and maximising the benefits of emigration from rural areas.

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Agriculture offers great opportunities to drive development of Myanmar economy, says new OECD Development Centre report 

 

FURTHER READING

Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar - Volume 2. In-depth Analysis and Recommendations

Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar - Volume 1.  Initial Assessment

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