Three innovative ways UNDP is helping farmers in Myanmar’s Shan State
UNDP is providing wide-ranging support to farmers in Shan State, including harnessing affordable, climate change-resilient technological solutions to increase the...
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Myanmar at a crossroads: Past trends of human well-being and a future outlook
Myanmar’s current crisis is derailing the progress it had been making in terms of economic growth, reducing poverty, creating jobs and reaching Sustainable Develo...
Helping communities weather the socio-economic downturn: Building urban resilience
Following the twin crises of COVID-19 and the military takeover in Myanmar, Yangon’s inhabitants face unprecedented new pressures. The poverty rate in Yangon was ...
Livelihoods Hanging by a Thread: A Survey of Garment Workers and Firms
Building on existing evidence, this research report assessed the impact of the military takeover on both garment factory workers and owners. A survey of 1,600 ...
Regressing gender equality in Myanmar: Women living under the pandemic and military rule
One year on from the military takeover in Myanmar and the situation for women is especially bleak. Many are scared to leave their homes, are struggling to earn a ...
people received cash and in-kind support
released on the social, economic and gender impacts of the military takeover and COVID-19
in 6 Rakhine townships benefited from livelihood support
received vocational training and immediate job matching
working with UNDP in 133 of the 330 Myanmar townships
in urban Yangon received food and clean drinking water from community volunteers