Regional Integration and Myanmar: Current Status and Prospects

  • Prabir De


Recent restoration of democracy in Myanmar is one of the most important developments witnessed by Asia in the contemporary period. Owing to its strategic position, Myanmar connects Asia’s three big markets—the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, and India. Since 2011, Myanmar has embarked on a path of political and economic reforms, paving the way for unlocking the country’s large potential. Myanmar’s underdeveloped infrastructure, unavailability of skilled human resources, and poor connectivity with neighbouring countries seriously limit Myanmar’s participation in the regional and global economies. This chapter discusses Myanmar’s participation in regional integration programmes and argues why greater integration with the neighbours would be of paramount importance in building the country’s infrastructure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabir De
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  1. 1.Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.ASEAN-India Centre (AIC)New DelhiIndia

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