UN in Myanmar: Monthly Digest No. 2, August 2020
Understanding the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 across sectors, population groups, gender, and geographic areas is essential for designing effective policies and measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and recover better. To contribute to an increased evidence-base and inform policymaking, the UN Organizations in Myanmar are currently undertaking a multitude of socio-economic impact assessments. These range from forecasts of trends and scenarios and assessments of policy needs and responses, to deep dives into sectoral impacts and the impacts of specific population groups. This monthly digest aims to summarize the key findings of these assessments as the pandemic unfolds and more and more analysis becomes available. The assessments presented are part of the UN’s COVID-19 response as outlined in the UN's Framework for the Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19 in Myanmar.