Burma Aid Group


Burma Aid Group
   Also known as the Aid Burma Consultative Group, a consortium of national and multilateral donors of foreign aid established in 1976 to coordinate official development assistance, mostly in the form of concessionary loans, to the Ne Win regime. Its members included Japan (the single largest donor), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, West Germany, France, Britain, Australia, the United States, and the United Nations. Largely in response to Ne Win's promise to implement market-oriented economic reform, the Group oversaw the disbursement of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars annually during the late 1970s and early 1980s, though it seems to have become largely inoperative by 1988, when most aid funds were cut off for political and human rights reasons.

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