Testing out electronic pension delivery in Myanmar

When delivering pensions to Myanmar’s remote villages, you might assume the only option is for an official to hand over the cash to each older man and woman in person. Surely these older people do not have access to the technology or bank accounts needed to send cash electronically, right? Well, that’s not the reality. […]

Myanmar’s commodity prices jump up 90 percent after government pay raise

Myanmar has seen an increase of 10 to 90 percent in commodity prices within a year after the government gave a pay raise of Ks 20,000 in monthly salary to its personnel in 2013, according to sources. The government gave the pay increase starting from last April, forcing the commodity prices to go up, which […]