Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2019

Executive summary  The manufacturing sector should be seen as the backbone of Myanmar’s economic development. A well-functioning productive industry has the potential to generate high-quality and poverty-reducing employment, fuel growth through enhanced productivity and improve the opportunities for trade in the globally connected economy of which Myanmar has recently be- come a more active member. […]

World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor 2020

Executive Summary   The Covid-19 pandemic has interrupted Myanmar’s economic expansion, and while Myanmar is expected to narrowly escape a recession, helped by a strong start to the fiscal year, policy responses, and the limited disease outbreak, the growth recovery is at great risk. Myanmar’s GDP growth is estimated to drop from 6.8 percent in […]

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on rural smallholder farmers and food systems in the Ayeyarwady Delta

Introduction: The COVID-19 Pandemic is jeopardizing economies, healthcare, and food systems throughout Myanmar. Although the health effects will certainly be felt very strongly, it is expected that the negative economic impact on the most vulnerable will be much greater in scope and duration. While it is not possible to fully grasp the geographic reach and […]

COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements

Rapid assessment of informal settlements in Yangon: COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS Livelihood security and Household income 81 per cent of the households in informal settlements have at least one member who lost their job in the past 30 days. The percentage of job loss (either […]

MOLIP: List of Essential Businesses during COVID19

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerning factories and businesses 12th Waxing of Kasone, 1382 ME (3 May 2020) 1. To prevent the spread of the global pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Sports issued directives and guidelines for […]

Factory inspections for complying with health guidelines begin 20 April before permission to reopen factory

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Announcement for factories, workshops and departments amid Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 12th Waning of Tagu, 1382 ME (19 April, 2020)   Factories and workshops across Myanmar will be allowed for functioning in line with recommendations and regulations of the Ministry of Health and Sport […]

Eurocham Survey: European companies asked for faster import and customer clearance procedures to ease effects of COVID19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COVID 19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The outbreak of COVID 19 has disrupted the global economy. Even a contained outbreak could result in significant economic impact in the short run. The evolution of the disease and its economic impact is highly uncertain which makes it difficult […]

Law against hoarding or price gouging of essential medical supplies & consumer goods during the COVID19 pandemics

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Commerce Notification 21/2020 Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Commerce Notification 21/2020 7th Waxing of Tagu, 1381 ME (30 March 2020) This notification is issued in exercise of the power set out in the Notification No 26/2020 of the Union Government dated 30 March 2020. […]

Sasakawa Peace Foundation: Improving women’s business participation, a key path to inclusive development in Myanmar

Myanmar has significant potential to benefit from a “gender dividend” by supporting women entrepreneurs and by promoting gender equality and non-discrimination in the workplace according to a new joint report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). The report, titled National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Myanmar, found […]

Myanmar Exhibition Calendar for March 2020, April 2020

You can find the location map of popular convention and exhibition venue at http://consult-myanmar.com/myanmar-exhibtion-hall-convention-center/ If you are an exhibition, conference or event organizer and you wish to have us put your event onour calendar please write to notification.exhibition (at) consult-myanmar (dot) com and give usyour full description about the event. Please only send us future […]