Myanmar

Tackling a known unknown: How post-disaster aid can provide what people really need

Tackling a known unknown: How post-disaster aid can provide what people really need

Within a few weeks of the disaster, the tents, half a dozen of them, were lined up along a creek where houses with bamboo walls and nipa roofs had once stood. They were brand new… and empty. They had been provided to survivors of Nargis, the cyc…

by · Tuesday, 1 May 2018 · Myanmar

Trade unions open a centre for women

WITH the income generated by women much needed for the support of their families owing to a 37.5 per cent poverty rate, Myanmar’s largest workers organisation – the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM) – has opened a Women Workers’ Centre in Hlaing Thar Yar township of Yangon …

by · Sunday, 15 April 2018 · Myanmar, Thailand
Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank

In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.
 
An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where demand and supply curves intersect.
 
For governmen…

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…

Myanmar poverty drops 16 percent since 2004

It is the second part of a two-part national poverty assessment, which was launched in Naypyidaw on Tuesday. According to the report, poverty in Myanmar dropped from 48.2 percent in 2004 to 32.1 percent in 2015. Among the 15.8 million people living in …

by · Thursday, 14 December 2017 · Myanmar, Thailand

Post-election Myanmar: Asia’s rainbow nation

It’s time for the country to take advantage of the growing international goodwill spawned by the historic 2015 election to create jobs, attract investment, and spur economic growth.

by · Friday, 8 January 2016 · Myanmar