As enthusiasm about Burma’s rises to new heights, I think it is important to have at least one foot on the ground about the reality of the situation. I think this article on Myanmar – Burma in The Economist is a good way to begin.
Despite the rapid changes taking place at the top political level, fifty years on mismanagement of the economy has created problems that will not be quickly resolved.
Education and healthcare, areas where Partners Asia is focused, are of major concern for developing the potential of the country. The referenced article spells out the problems for improving these critical areas of development.
Crawling up through the wreckage
Jul 3rd 2012