On February 1, 2021, the military again took power by declaring a state of emergency. The combined effects of the military takeover, COVID-19, internal conflict and global disruptions have deepened Myanmar’s economic and humanitarian crisis.

What are the development challenges in Myanmar?

Since March 2020 poverty is estimated to have doubled, with about 40 % of the population living below the national poverty line in 2022: nearly a decade of progress on poverty reduction has been undone. The military extended the state emergency for another six months starting from February 1, 2023, and there has been an increase in fighting in the central and southeast regions. The number of internally displaced persons is expected to reach 2.7 million by the end of 2023.

Source: World Bank 2023

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