Lex Rieffel and James FoxMarch 12, 2013 05:18
Commentary: How to make aid to the impoverished country more effective.
Myanmar daily wage laborers work at a construction site in the country's new administrative capital Naypyidaw, on Dec. 3, 2007. The transition in Myanmar that began in 2011 has encouraged more than 100 official aid agencies and internationals non-governmental organizations to pledge aid with the hope of helping make the transition a success. (Khin Maung Win/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — The transition in Myanmar that began two years ago — from a military to a quasi-civilian government — is the largest and most encouraging turnaround in the developing world in years.