Impact investments in Myanmar gather momentum but still to scale up

Photo: Juliet Shwe Gaung. Sule Pagoda in Yangon.

Philanthropic institutions and impact investors are slowly but steadily increasing their presence in frontier market Myanmar, which elected a civilian government in 2016 after decades of military rule.

International Finance Corporation, Omidyar Network, Base of Pyramid Asia (BOPA), Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (UFU), Insitor Impact Asia Fund of Insitor Management and  Asia Impact Investment Fund are among the players who have committed capital and expertise in some of Myanmar’s high social-economic impact sectors.

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