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Energy in Myanmar

Economic growth requires energy. Energy fuels industry and manufacturing, improves livelihoods, and connects markets. Consuming more energy is part of transforming into a modern economy. The historical relationship is quite clear: over time, economies which grow continue to do so while using more energy. Comparing per capita income and energy consumption figures across countries today shows a non-linear relationship. Moving away from low, almost non-existent, levels of energy use, there is a sharp uptick in incomes. Once a country is wealthy, the positive relationship between energy use and income seems to level off. Energy, therefore, seems crucial at the early stages of development.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Energy
  • Energy policy and administration
  • Non-renewable energy production
  • Renewable energy production
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
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International Growth Centre, London School of Economic and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Author (individual) Tim Dobermann
Publisher International Growth Centre
Publication date 2016
Date uploaded March 27, 2017, 02:59 (UTC)
Date modified December 29, 2019, 09:17 (UTC)