Myanmar’s Migrant Workers: The Vanguard of Financial Inclusion

Photo: Courtesy of Telenor Wave Money  Andrew Thomson considers the role of internal migrants in promoting financial inclusion in rural areas. Myanmar’s internal migrant workers have the potential to be the vanguard of financial inclusion. Presently, the vast majority of Myanmar’s population do not have access to the formal banking system, mostly the product of […]

ADB, Japan to provide US $12 million for poverty reduction in Myanmar

YANGON—The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan are extending grant assistance of US $12 million (Ks 11.8 billion) for a community-driven project that will free some of Myanmar’s poorest rural communities from a vicious cycle of low-income poverty and minimal opportunities, according to a bank official. “This investment in rural infrastructure and livelihoods services will […]