Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128582
Authors: 
Nam, Kee-Yung
Cham, Maria Rowena
Halili, Paulo Rodelio
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 460
Abstract: 
While the economic literature has yet to establish whether greater electricity consumption leads to faster economic growth, or vice versa, it is widely accepted that the better provision of electricity can enable pro-poor growth. Because electricity consumption is expected to grow in emerging economies such as Myanmar, it is important that the government prioritize its stable, efficient, and affordable supply. This paper assesses Myanmar's electricity sector and recommends several concrete policy options to enable government to address issues such as supply security, greater accessibility, and affordability, especially for the poor and disadvantaged. The paper also estimates infrastructure demand and the corresponding investment requirements to narrow the supply gap in the power sector.
Subjects: 
electricity access
Myanmar
power investment gap
power sector development
supply security
JEL: 
H54
L94
Q43
Q47
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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