The small Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also called Burma, is embarking on an ambitious program of economic and social reform, and the energy sector will be critical to this transformation.
Although just 26 percent of Myanmar’s population has access to electricity, reforms are paving the way for a new era for the energy sector as it faces the challenge of meeting increasing domestic demand from a growing population and industrialization.
We collaborated with the Asian Development Bank to produce this New Energy Architecture report, analyzing the challenges facing Myanmar’s energy sector today and assessing how future reforms and trends can be managed to support domestic energy demands and wider economic development.
New Energy Architecture: Myanmar Report 2013
In a new report by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), energy is seen as central to Myanmar’s re-entry into the global economic system, not only because Myanmar holds significant reserves of oil and natural gas, but also because the development of the sector will require a major transformation of the basic institutions and infrastructure that will underpin the country’s future economic growth.
Download the executive summary