Vulnerability Profile of Myanmar

This vulnerability profile has been prepared by UNCTAD to provide an analytical assessment of the preparedness of Myanmar for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category.

The country first met the graduation criteria in the triennial review by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in 2018.

A strong social and economic development performance in 2011–2020, as well as reduced vulnerability, has put the country on a solid path towards graduation based on all three criteria (per capita income, human assets, economic and environmental vulnerability).

This progress is the result of several interrelated factors that have propelled development in the country, including abundant natural resources, a growing population and booming exports supported by the country’s strategic location in South-East Asia.