Myanmar and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Trade Finance Program Consolidates in Myanmar

    ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) provides guarantees and loans to banks to support trade. ADB Investment Specialist Janet Hyde discusses latest developments in TFP’s work in Myanmar.

  • Myanmar’s Economic Growth to Recover with Improved External Environment, Continued Reforms

    Myanmar’s growth should accelerate this year and the next, driven by a firming recovery in the major industrial economies and the government’s continued reforms, says a new ADB report.

  • ADB to Support Myanmar's Drive to Improve Transport Through PPP

    ADB and the Government of Myanmar have agreed to partner up in promoting public-private partnerships (PPP) in the transport sector. ADB will provide strategic and transaction advisory services to support the Government of Myanmar’s bid to identify and develop transport projects through PPPs. 

  • Poverty in Myanmar

    In Myanmar, 25.6% of the population lives below the national poverty line. Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in Myanmar and compare poverty indicators among countries in Southeast Asia.

Emerging from decades of economic and political isolation, Myanmar is striving for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. The country has strong potential for broad economic expansion, possessing abundant natural resources, a strategic location at the crossroads of Asia, a young population, and a sizable market with wide-ranging investment opportunities. Successful national elections, held in November 2015, represented an important milestone in Myanmar’s transition.

ADB operations in Myanmar focuses on building human resources and capacity, creating an enabling economic environment, and expanding access and connectivity.

Myanmar is a member of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

Read the ADB and Myanmar fact sheet.


Projects in Myanmar