This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Myanmar, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Myanmar and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Myanmar.

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Republic of the Union of Myanmar joined the Fund in January 03, 1952
  • Quota: SDR 258.40 million
  • Myanmar and the IMF
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on June 28, 2013 (Country Report No. 13/250)

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News and Highlights

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IMF's Work on Myanmar

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May 9, 2018

The world economy continues to perform well, with strong growth and trade, rising but still muted inflation, and accommodative financial conditions, notwithstanding some increased financial market volatility in early 2018. Driven partly by the procyclical tax stimulus in the United States, near-term economic prospects for both the world and Asia have improved from the alreadyfavorable outlook presented in the October 2017 Regional Economic Outlook Update: Asia and Pacific. Asia is expected to grow by around 5½ percent this year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global growth, and the region remains the world’s most dynamic by a considerable margin. But despite the strong outlook, policymakers must remain vigilant. While risks around the forecast are broadly balanced for now, they are skewed firmly to the downside over the medium term. Key risks include further market corrections, a shift toward protectionist policies, and an increase in geopolitical tensions. With output gaps closing in much of the region, fiscal policies should focus on ensuring sustainability. Given still moderate wage and price pressures, monetary policies can remain accommodative in most Asian economies for now, but central banks should stand ready to adjust their stances as inflation picks up, and macroprudential policies should be used appropriately to contain credit growth. Many Asian economies face important medium-term challenges, including population aging and declining productivity growth, and will need structural reforms, complemented in some cases by fiscal support. Finally, the global economy is becoming increasingly digitalized, and some of the emerging technologies have the potential to be truly transformative, even as they pose new challenges. Asia is already a leader in many aspects of the digital revolution, but to remain at the cutting edge and reap the full benefits from technological advances, policy responses will be needed in many areas, including information and communication technology, trade, labor markets, and education.    Read the Report

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Myanmar's growth is expected to rebound to 6.7 percent in 2017/18 and its medium-term macroeconomic outlook remains favorable, but the downside risks have increased. Read the report.