MPDD Seminar on “Myanmar: Economic Policy for Systemic Transition”

Date: 
2 Jun 2014
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

The seminar will place the Framework for Economic and Social Reforms (FESR), which was recently adopted by the Government of Myanmar as a single development framework for the country, within the wider context of systemic shift that is taking place in Myanmar. The seminar will attempt to explore some of the opportunities as well as the difficulties faced by policymakers in Myanmar as they navigate the unfamiliar and somewhat unpredictable terrain of a systemic transition. The hallmark of such an endeavour is to focus on the key characteristics of country specific transition, to stand apart from traditional and rather narrow approaches to macroeconomic policy on the one hand and to social and institutional development on the other.

Mr. Satish Mishra is an Economist with extensive knowledge of economics and social policy issues of systemic transition. He is Managing Director of Strategic Asia, a high end consulting firm providing advisory and facilitation services to governments, private businesses, international organisations, civil society organisations and media groups. Prior to heading Strategic Asia, Mr. Mishra conceptualised and managed the United Nations Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery (UNSFIR) project funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). His other professional experience includes high-level assignments at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including leading the first OECD Mission to Indonesia during the Asian crisis, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank in over 40 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. He studied Economics and Politics at Oxford University and has a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge.