Myanmar is undergoing a period of remarkable political, economic and social change.  After decades of isolation and instability, the country has been partially transformed by three unprecedented reform efforts: a transition to democracy; economic liberalisation; and nationwide peace negotiations…  [Myanmar] is the largest country by land area in mainland South East Asia, has significant natural resources and a young population.  It is strategically positioned between two of the world’s fastest growing economies (China and India).  Myanmar is increasingly active in the region and was Chair of ASEAN in 2014.  International interest and engagement in Myanmar has surged.  Myanmar has significant potential to benefit from closer integration with global markets through trade liberalisation.

Aid Investment Plan, Myanmar, 2015 to 2020 (DFAT)