UN in Myanmar: Research Digest No. 8, May 2021
The socio-economic situation in Myanmar is rapidly changing due to the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis that has unfolded since the military takeover on February 1, 2021. To monitor the socio-economic situation, United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Myanmar are conducting a multitude of studies and assessments to better understand the impacts across sectors, population groups, and geographic areas. These assessments provide an essential evidence-base upon which the UN’s support to the people of Myanmar is built. The research includes forecasts of trends and scenarios, household surveys, deep dives into sectoral impacts, and assessments of impacts on specific population groups. This digest aims to summarize the key findings from this research to ensure that the knowledge accumulated is easily accessible to the UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and their partners.