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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Coping with COVID 19: Protecting lives, employment, and incomes in Myanmar

    The Government of Myanmar (GoM) is quite constrained in the extent to which it can provide effective and well-targeted economic support to workers, households, and businesses. Therefore, GoM should be very cautious of introducing health measures that have a large negative impact on economic activity, employment, and incomes. Short-term employment and labour...

    23 Oct 2020 | Emanuele Brancati, Paul Minoletti, Nilar Win, Aung Hein, Guillem Riambau

  • Project

    Policy options for Government of Myanmar to provide economic support to households in response to COVID-19

    Myanmar has already experienced significant economic impacts as a result of COVID-19, due to both domestic and international effects. Some areas of the economy have been particularly badly affected, such as tourism, manufacturing, and remittances. Going forward, there remains a high level of uncertainty about the development of the pandemic in Myanmar and around the world,...

    23 Oct 2020 | Emanuele Brancati, Paul Minoletti, Nilar Win, Aung Hein, Guillem Riambau

  • Publication - Project Report

    Coping with COVID-19: Protecting lives, employment, and incomes in Myanmar

    21 Oct 2020 | Emanuele Brancati, Paul Minoletti, Nilar Win, Aung Hein, Guillem Riambau

  • Blog post

    A window into life during COVID-19 in developing countries

    Our country economists in Ghana, Mozambique, Myanmar, and South Africa share insights on how lives have changed during the pandemic. With over 360,000 global deaths from COVID-19 as of writing, the pandemic has affected and upended daily life in almost every single country in the world, including all of the countries that IGC works in. While our in-country teams are...

    3 Jun 2020 | Emilie Yam

  • Publication - Project Report

    Artisanal jade mining in Myanmar: Livelihood challenges and opportunities

    13 Apr 2020 | Min Zar Ni Lin, Francesco Loiacono, Nan Sandi, Win Min, Marjanneke Vijge, Samu Ngwenya

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Policy brief: Coronavirus response policy needs and opportunities

    This policy brief discusses essential medical, implementation, economic and social, and political considerations for the Government of Myanmar (GoM), civil society organisations (CSOs), and religious leaders in collaboratively responding to the challenges posed by coronavirus to Myanmar. The issues explored here are explained in more detail in an accompanying full-length...

    3 Apr 2020 | Aung Hein, Paul Minoletti

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Policy report: Coronavirus policy response needs and options for Myanmar

    Coronavirus is now confirmed to be present in Myanmar, and the actual number of infections is likely to be considerably higher than just the small number of cases (five as of March 27th, 2020) confirmed so far. Within hours of the presence of coronavirus being confirmed in Myanmar, some residents in Yangon were engaging in panic-buying, a small indication of some of the...

    3 Apr 2020 | Aung Hein, Paul Minoletti

  • Publication - Project Report

    Analysis of effective tax rates for CIT and PIT in Myanmar

    26 Mar 2020 | Laura Abramovsky, Andrea Smurra, Ross Warwick

  • Blog post

    Towards sustainable water provision in Mandalay

    The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is currently making a major loss in running its water system, with a deficit exceeding 50% of their operation and maintenance costs. This is without accounting for the need to expand and upgrade the system, much of which still stems from colonial times. How can policymakers ensure a sustainable future for piped-water supply in...

    19 Feb 2020 | Tanvi Nagpal, Ankit Chatri

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Setting water tariffs right: Considerations and approaches

    Governments must ensure access to water for all citizens as it is a right with far-reaching social, political and economic implications. To facilitate sustainable access to quality water, an appropriate approach to water tariffs needs to be determined that considers various contextual challenges and opportunities. This brief looks at the potential options for...

    15 Jan 2020 | Astrid Haas