Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

June 28, 2018

The 2017 Myanmar Living Conditions Survey (MLCS) is a large scale multi-topic living conditions survey implemented by the Central Statistical Organization of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and supported by the World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The MLCS follows from various households’ surveys that have been previously conducted, in particular the Integrated Household Living Conditions Assessment (2005 and 2010), the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (between 1989 and 2012) and the Myanmar Poverty and Living Conditions Survey (2015).

The MLCS brings the objectives of these previous household surveys together into a single survey, and provides a comprehensive source of living conditions information. This report presents the initial findings of the survey.

The survey aims to provide reliable, accurate, and up-to-date data for the country.

The main statistical objectives of the survey are to produce estimates of poverty and living conditions, to provide core data inputs into the System of National Accounts and the Consumer Price Index and to support monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.