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Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017

Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Planning and Finance and UNU ‐ WIDER, (2018)


Myanmar’s transition to a market‐based economy is accompanied by rapid development of the private manufacturing sector, which has large potential for improving economic growth. The overall success of the sector, however, should not be taken for granted. Future advances will greatly depend on the policy and business environment in which manufacturing activities take place. It is, therefore, important to better understand the business environment and help inform policies conducive to sustainable economic growth.
http://mmsis.gov.mm/sub_menu/statistics/fileDb.jsp...


Collective Voices: Qualitative Case Study Report

Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG), (2018)


Civil Society Organisations’ contribution towards community engagement to access and demand health services and encourage communities to practice appropriate health-seeking behaviour in Mon and Chin States. The study recognizes that civil society can promote people-centered health by creating an enabling environment for broad and active citizen participation. The VHCs/Volunteer Working Groups play a key role in facilitating engagement between the village community and the Basic Health Staff (BHS).
https://www.3mdg.org/sites/3mdg.org/files/publicat...


Schistosomiasis: an emerging public health problem

World Health Organization (WHO), Country Office for Myanmar, (2018)


WHO Myanmar factsheet special, August 2018
Recently, schistosomiasis is reported also from Myanmar, viz. Rakhine State, Southern Shan State (near Lake Inle) and Bago Region. Between October 2016 and 30 June 2018, for instance, 302 cases have been diagnosed at Sittwe General Hospital.
http://www.searo.who.int/myanmar/mediacentre/facts...


Comprehensive Literature Review on Village Based Health Workers in Myanmar: Extending Services to Communities

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Health and Sports, (2017)


The main goal of the National Health Plan (NHP) 2017-2021 is to extend access to a basic Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) to the entire population while increasing financial protection. In order to extend service delivery to all communities, the NHP calls for all health workers (whether community-based, outreach-based or facility-based) involved in the delivery of health promotion, prevention and treatment services to be fully recognised and institutionalized within the health system to ensure efficient use of resources, necessary oversight and quality service provision (regardless of whether the health workers are voluntary or salaried). The first year Annual Operational Plan (AOP) of the NHP 2017-2021 calls for a comprehensive literature review of the situation of all Village Based Health Workers (VBHWs) in the country to inform the development of a comprehensive, institutionalized approach to community health for the country.
https://www.3mdg.org/sites/3mdg.org/files/publicat...


Supporting Transition by Reducing Food Insecurity and Undernutrition among the Most Vulnerable: Standard Project Report 2017

World Food Programme (WFP), (2017)


In view of the ongoing political, peace and reconciliation, administrative and economic reforms as well as plans to establish the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in 2018, WFP extended the current Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO 200299), launched in January 2013, by two years to include 2016 and 2017, with approved budget USD 343 million. To echo this extension and provide a more appropriate response to the country's rapid and multi-pronged transition, WFP adopted a transition strategy with gradually reduced emphasis on humanitarian assistance and greater focus on early recovery and development interventions. WFP's strategic engagement in-country was driven by the overarching goal to assist Myanmar to achieve the national Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025, and was guided by three priorities: emergency preparedness and response; nutrition; and provision of social safety nets.
https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP-0000069855/...


Myanmar Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation 200299: “Supporting Transition by Reducing Food Insecurity and Undernutrition Among the Most Vulnerable” (2013-2017)

World Food Programme (WFP), (2017)


An evaluation of WFP’s operation. Evaluation Report
The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) main components include: relief assistance; food assistance for assets (FFA); nutrition support to women, children and HIV/TB patients; school feeding (SF) and capacity building. The evaluation scope covers the design phase and all activities up to this evaluation (January 2013-September 2016). Since the PRRO was extended through December 2017, the purpose is not as a final evaluation, but to provide results on achievements that can inform current and future operations
https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/d94cd56cb48e473...


Medicines in Health Care Delivery Myanmar

World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for South East Asia, (2014)


Situational Analysis: 13-23 October 2014
Report prepared using the WHO/SEARO workbook tool for undertaking a situational analysis of medicines in health care delivery in low and middle income countries
http://www.searo.who.int/entity/medicines/myanmar2...


MYANMAR/BURMA Breaking Barriers: Advocating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

McGuin, Rachael; Nang Lao Liang Won (Researcher), Eds.: Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), (2016)


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Political developments in Myanmar/Burma prompted the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) in 2013 to undertake a small-scale scoping study to re-evaluate and refine its advocacy strategies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and to strengthen partnerships for advocacy with civil society organisations (CSO) working on SRHR in the country. The study aimed to identify the status of and the potential for SRHR advocacy by CSOs in Central Myanmar/Burma and in Eastern states along the Thai-Myanmar/Burma border, and increase the current knowledge base on SRHR issues, gaps, and challenges.
https://www.3mdg.org/sites/3mdg.org/files/publicat...


Climate-smart agriculture, fisheries and livestock for food security

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation; Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) , (2017)


Policy Guidance Brief 1
• Climate change has already challenged the agriculture sector in Myanmar by afecting rice yields and livestock production, while disasters such as foods and cyclones have caused massive destruction in rural areas.
• Without adaptation, the long-term consequences of climate change will likely include reduced productivity and huge economic losses, food insecurity, poverty and migration.
• According to the Climate Change Action Plan for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock sector, by 2030 Myanmar should achieve climate-resilient productivity and promote climate-smart responses to support food security and livelihood strategies while also introducing resource-efficient and lowcarbon practices.
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