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Burma's battle to overcome poverty

After years of political isolation, Burma is on of the poorest country in Asia - but is now being seen as one of the world's hottest investment opportunities.

As the World Economic Forum came to a close in the administrative capital Naypyitaw, the BBC's Linda Yueh spoke to Helen Clarke from the UN Development Programme.

Mrs Clarke suggested that in order to lift people out of poverty in Burma, investment was vital in the sectors "where poor people live and work", such as agriculture.

  • 07 Jun 2013
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