East Asia and Myanmar: Economic Developments and Policy Directions

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Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, Myanmar
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Washington DC
Time: Yangon, Myanmar: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm/ 02:30 - 05:30 GMT
Washington DC: 10:30 pm - 01:30 am ET (+1) or convert time
Location: Park Royal Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Twenty years ago, Sudhir Shetty was the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for the nation formerly known as Burma. This week, Sudhir Shetty is back in Yangon as the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region, and is seeing a very different country with cranes dotting the commercial capital’s skyline, imported cars filling the city’s streets, and growing tourism.

During this event, Sudhir will give a presentation on recent economic developments in East Asia and Myanmar, followed by a panel discussion featuring business leaders in Myanmar to discuss their perspectives on Myanmar’s economic policy priorities.

Related Links:
East Asia and Pacific Economic Update
East Asia and Pacific Economic Update Press Release
All Aboard: Policies for Shared Prosperity
Myanmar Economic Monitor October 2016


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Featuring

Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group
Country Manager, MPRL E&P
Founder and Chairman, Myanma Awba Group
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Yoma Strategic
Director, Dagon International Ltd
Founder and CEO, Thura Swiss