Myanmar and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Changing Asia: Historic Agreement to Eradicate Malaria

    Ben Rolfe, Executive Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, discusses the significance of the historic agreement at the East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar to eradicate malaria in Asia by 2030. 

  • Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

    Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read about the economic outlook for Myanmar.

  • Better Roads Boost Organic Farming in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    An improved road network and a new approach to the fresh produce industry are helping farmers in the Greater Mekong Subregion enter the market for organic vegetables.

  • Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014

    The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014 presents the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics for the 48 regional members of ADB. Download the statistical tables for Myanmar.

Overview

Economic growth in Myanmar accelerated in 2012, with recent growth supported by higher levels of investment propelled by improved business confidence, commodity exports, buoyant tourism, and credit growth. The economy is expected to post even higher growth in the year ahead.

ADB's interim country partnership strategy, 2012-2014, seeks to support the government in achieving sustainable and inclusive growth for job creation and poverty reduction.


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Fast Facts

61.65(2013) Population in millions

1.1%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth rate

25.6%(2010) Population living below the national poverty line

Basic Statistics