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Investment in off-grid solutions is increasing in Myanmar, as the country seeks to boost connectivity and move towards providing universal access to electricity within 15 years.

Faced with weak investment inflows and growth rates well behind that of GDP, Myanmar’s agriculture industry is being targeted by the government and international agencies for an overhaul aimed at lifting productivity and returns.

Reforms to legislation governing investment in Myanmar, including streamlined procedures and strengthened investor rights, aim to reverse a downward trend in foreign direct investment seen in the previous fiscal year. 

Foreign banks may be granted greater access to Myanmar’s domestic financial market as a way of servicing local demand for trade financing.