Skip to content


There is an immense nation-building challenge facing the leadership in Myanmar. One way of fixing the current situation in Myanmar is to first establish where it is starting from by comparing it in various dimensions with its neighbours. This paper does that, using the latest consistent available data. It examines health, migration flows, electricity use, private credit, real exchange rates and governance, among other variables. The author finds that in many cases Myanmar is far behind nations such as Bangladesh and Cambodia, much less Indonesia or Vietnam. The comparative data is followed by analysis and a summary of strategic choices facing Myanmar.

Data Resources (1)

Data Resource Preview - Myanmar: Negotiating nation building, a path to unity and progress

Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Development policy and administration
  • Electricity infrastructure
  • Government
  • Migration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

David Dapice,

Author (individual) Dapice, David
Publication place United States
Publisher Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia
Publication date 2012
Pagination 18 p.
Date uploaded June 17, 2015, 04:28 (UTC)
Date modified July 28, 2015, 07:17 (UTC)