Myanmar at a crossroads: Past trends of human well-being and a future outlook
13 June 2023
Myanmar’s current crisis is derailing the progress it had been making in terms of economic growth, reducing poverty, creating jobs and reaching Sustainable Development Goals targets. This report aims to help improve the understanding of the nature and pace of the impacts on Myanmar’s development amid an extremely complex and volatile context, and help organizations better target activities that best meet people’s needs.
The publication’s analysis explores data from 2005-2017 – a period of developmental progress that is well-captured by comprehensive data – and estimates of regression post-2020, based on smaller surveys in the absence of national data. The report’s methodology harnesses a modified version of UNDP’s Human Development Index that uses information on health, education and income, as well as inequality and gender development from household surveys.