Media Advisory - Launch of the OECD Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar Volume 2


OECD Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar Volume 2


Wednesday 14 January 2015, 13.30 P.M (local time)

Venue: UMFCCI, 29 Min Ye Kyaw Swar Road, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon


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Myanmar is undergoing a significant political and economic transformation. Reaching a more rapid, sustainable and equitable development path requires a transformation of the economy from an agrarian base reliant on small-scale agriculture at present towards a broad range of modern activities, according to a new OECD report. Building up the right skills in the workforce will be essential to support this structural transformation, as will Myanmar’s ability to mobilise and allocate the financial resources needed to reach its ambitious reform goals.


This report is the second volume of the OECD Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar. It follows the Initial Assessment which identified the key development challenges in Myanmar through a broad diagnostic assessment. The discussants of the presentation will provide in-depth analysis of structural transformation, education and skills, financing development, and propose a series of policy recommendations to address these challenges.



Speakers include:


•           His Excellency Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development

•           Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary General, OECD

•           Jan Rieländer, Head of Multi-dimensional Country Reviews, OECD Development Centre

•           Masato Abe, Economist, UNESCAP



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The OECD Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar Volume 2 will be available in English, from 13:30 P.M (Yangon time) on Wednesday 14 January 2015 for immediate release.


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