A fisherman uses a one-leg rowing technique at work in Inle Lake in Myanmar. Since 2011, foreign aid to Myanmar has increased dramatically. Which donors are most active in the country? Photo by: Asian Development Bank / CC BY

Encouraged by Myanmar’s transition to democracy, foreign aid donors across the board have been increasing both the scale and scope of their assistance to the Southeast Asian country.

According to Devex analysis of data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, programmable official development assistance to Myanmar has increased tenfold since 2009, reaching $3.8 billion in 2013. Counting debt relief, ODA to Myanmar in 2013 exceeded $7.6 billion.

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    Lorenzo Piccio

    Lorenzo is a former contributing analyst for Devex. Previously Devex's senior analyst for development finance in Manila.
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    Christine Dugay

    Christine is a former senior analyst under the Surveys and Advisory Services team of Devex. A skilled researcher, she contributes to and/or leads custom research projects and surveys commissioned by leading companies and development institutions. Christine has a professional certificate in political economy and a master’s degree in Japanese studies, and is a fellow of the Japan Foundation.