Myanmar Country profile


April 2019

The displacement of over 900,000 Rohingya has overshadowed Myanmar’s journey to democracy, following 49 years of military rule.  Relations with the international community remained strained particularly as the army maintains a heavy presence in both government and business. Myanmar lags most of Asia on incomes per capita, creditworthiness and ease of doing business.

This chart is a cobweb diagram showing how a country measures up on four important dimensions of economic performance—per capita income, annual GDP growth, business climate and creditworthiness. Per capita income is in current US dollars between 2018 and 2023 as provided by the IMF. Annual GDP growth is the average between 2018 and 2023. Business climate is measured by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 countries. Creditworthiness attempts to measure a country's ability to honour its external debt obligations and is measured by its OECD country credit risk rating. The chart shows not only how a country performs on the four dimensions, but how it measures up against other comparable countries.