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Title: Burma Ranks Near Bottom in Global Competitiveness Report
Date of publication: 05 September 2014
Description/subject: "Burma was ranked 134 among 148 countries in a Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15, released by the World Economic Forum on 3 September. The report reviewed the competitiveness of countries based on the paradigms of education, governance, technology, institutions, market efficiency, infrastructure and innovation. Within these paradigms, Burma scored extremely low in harnessing the latest technological advances and the capacity to retain talent within the country. According to the report, some of the most “problematic factors” that hinder business growth in Burma are political instability, corruption, inadequate educated workforce and access to finance. Related Stories Despite President Thein Sein’s proposal to increase health and education budget earlier in January this year, the list indicated a severely hit health sector, as well as diminished primary and higher education, contributing to an overall low ranking in global competitiveness. The only segments where the report showed Burma in positive rankings were primary education enrollment and the ratio of women in the labour force."...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma
Alternate URLs: www.dvb.no
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2014

Title: UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Myanmar Profile
Description/subject: Educational statistics to 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2014