The World Bank has fully reengaged with the Government to support reforms that will benefit all of the people of Myanmar, including the poor and vulnerable. Comparable country data for Myanmar can't be provided at this time...
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January 26, 2015 — Despite being geographically one of the larger countries in the region, more than twice as large as Vietnam or Malaysia, it had less than a third of the urban area of Vietnam and a fifth of that of Malaysia. Read More »
December 9, 2014 — The World Bank approved $100 million in credit for Ayeyarwady River Basin management. Millions of poor people, whose livelihoods are water-dependent, are expected to benefit. Read More »
Myanmar: Commitments by Fiscal Year (in millions of dollars)*
*Amounts include IBRD and IDA commitments
Comparable country data for Myanmar can't be provided at this time. The World Bank and other agencies are re-engaging with the Myanmar government and will support Myanmar in its effort to address the scarcity of reliable data for the country.
The World Bank Group is in the process of holding a Systematic Country Diagnostic Consultation and preparing a Country Partnership Framework to guide its engagement in Myanmar over the next four years.
In Myanmar, people spend more than 60% of their income on food. A majority of those in rural areas live close to the poverty line and are at high risk of falling into poverty whenever rice prices fluctuate.