Developing Myanmar's Information and Communication Technology Sector Toward Inclusive Growth

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Kee-Yung Nam

Asian Development Bank

Wena M. Cham

Asian Development Bank - Economic Research

Paulo Rodelio Halili

Asian Development Bank

Date Written: November 2015

Abstract

Myanmar’s recent socioeconomic and political reforms have signaled a readiness to reintegrate into the world economy. To leapfrog the economy and accelerate growth, the country should take advantage of digital technology. This paper assesses Myanmar’s information and communication technology sector, identifies constraints the sector faces, and recommends policies that will help the government overcome them. Given limited public resources, Myanmar will need help translating its information and communication technology infrastructure needs into financially viable and bankable projects that can attract private sector financing.

Keywords: e-governance, ICT infrastructure, information and communication technology development, Myanmar, telecommunications

JEL Classification: L86, L88, L96, L98

Suggested Citation

Nam, Kee-Yung and Cham, Wena M. and Halili, Paulo Rodelio, Developing Myanmar's Information and Communication Technology Sector Toward Inclusive Growth (November 2015). Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 462, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2709322 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2709322

Kee-Yung Nam (Contact Author)

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Wena M. Cham

Asian Development Bank - Economic Research ( email )

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila
Philippines

Paulo Rodelio Halili

Asian Development Bank ( email )

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila
Philippines

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