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Myanmar, Say Hello to the World of Global Value Chains

  • Thomas Bernhardt
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Abstract

After long years of isolation and inward orientation, Myanmar’s participation in global value chains (GVCs) is very limited. Yet, integration into GVCs can be an important contributor to a country’s economic development. However, the benefits from GVC participation do not materialize automatically and there are actually also risks associated with it. Based on primary and existing secondary data and information collected through expert consultation, this chapter assesses the extent of Myanmar’s current participation in GVCs before discussing the opportunities and challenges that deeper integration into GVCs can bring for the country. It concludes by delineating a number of policy recommendations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Bernhardt
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  1. 1.Myanmar Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD)YangonMyanmar

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