Myanmar: Country Partnership Strategy (2017-2021)

Institutional Document | March 2017

This Country Partnership Strategy defines ADB's strategic approach in Myanmar for 2017–2021.

The Country Partnership Strategy for Myanmar in 2017–2021 aims to support the government in laying the foundations for sustainable and inclusive economic development, and job creation for poverty reduction.

ADB operations will focus on (i) improving access and connectivity to connect rural and urban areas and markets, and to link Myanmar with the regional and global marketplaces; (ii) strengthening human capital to promote a skilled workforce and increased employment, and enable the poor and disadvantaged to benefit from economic growth; and (iii) promoting structural and institutional reform to support the modernization of the economy.

In implementing these priorities, infrastructure (energy, transport, and urban development) will remain the mainstay of ADB operations. To enhance inclusiveness, this focus will be complemented by support for rural development, and education and training. To help accelerate Myanmar’s transformation process, ADB will intensify its focus on capacity development and governance; private sector development; environment and climate change, and disaster risk management; regional cooperation; and gender equity.


  • Country at a Glance
  • Country Partnership Strategy Snapshot
  • Country Development Context
  • Country Strategy Framework
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Country operations
  • Myanmar

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