Sean Turnell on the topic of slashing poverty in Burma
Publication: Arab News
Title: Frustration foments in Yangon’s slums despite reforms
Date: 11 December 2012
Excerpt: "It is an “ambitious” goal, says Sean Turnell, an economist at Macquarie University in Sydney, backing Myanmar’s potential to achieve rapid growth and simultaneously reduce poverty.
But that will only be possible with “a focus on agriculture” he says, calling for far-sighted policy to boost a sector which provides a living for the vast majority of Myanmar’s people. The government has been widely praised for major economic initiatives, including unifying multiple exchange rates, and enacting a foreign investment law."
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