14 March 2017 | Foreign direct investment and economic transformation in Myanmar: the role of the garment sector

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On 14 March, SET hosted a workshop in Yangon to present and discuss the findings of the recent research paper, ‘Foreign direct investment and economic transformation in Myanmar’. Attendees explored questions around the role of the garment sector, including: what role does the garment sector play in promoting exports, employment and the transfer of skills in Myanmar? How does foreign investment contribute to Myanmar’s garment sector? And how can foreign investment, from China and other countries, further contribute to economic transformation in Myanmar?

The meeting was attended by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Pyoe Pin, SMART Myanmar, the Business Innovation Facility, the DaNa facility, Envisage and a leading European retailer.

Photo credit: ILO/NgSwanTi