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  • Mining Exploration: Guidelines for Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan (draft)

    The Draft Exploration Guidelines for Preparation of an EMP have been prepared, under the direction of the EIA Guidelines for Mining Sector Working Group, established by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), with Asian Development Bank technical assistance and support from WWF. 

    Source: ADB TA - 8786 MYA

    Published: May 2018

    ENG ​- ExplorationGuideline​_Draft​_21May2018.pdf (582 KB) MYA ​- ExplorationGuideline​_Draft​_21May2018.pdf (1 MB)
  • Mining: Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment (Draft)

    The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for the Mining Sector have been prepared, under the direction of the EIA Guidelines for Mining Sector Working Group, established by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), with Asian Development Bank technical assistance and support from WWF. 

    Source: ADB TA - 8786 MYA

    Published: May 2018

    ENG ​- MiningEIAGuidelines​_Draft​_18May2018.pdf (1 MB) MYA ​- MiningEIAGuidelines​_Draft​_18May2018.pdf (2 MB)
  • An Analysis of Poverty in Myanmar

    This report presents findings from a joint analysis of poverty and living conditions in 2015, conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank Group. The report draws upon the Myanmar Poverty and Living Conditions Survey (MPLCS), fielded in early 2015. Part one of the assessment reviews poverty trends based on previous poverty measurement methodologies used in Myanmar and recommends that the method for measuring poverty is revised to reflect standards of living in 2015. Part two presents the poverty trend and profile based on a new poverty measure.

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    Source: World Bank

    Published: December 2017

    ENG ​- An Analysis of Poverty in Myanmar​-Part2.pdf (9 MB) MYA ​- An Analysis of Poverty in Myanmar​-Part2.pdf (6 MB)
  • The Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

    The Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction, 2017 is a comprehensive and unified action plan for disaster risk reduction with prioritized interventions across Myanmar till 2020. With a long term vision and considering deep-rooted underlying drivers of disaster risk, it has set an overall target for 2030. it aims to provide a base for mobilizing and leveraging, primarily, national and external resources and will provide a basis for result printed outcomes. 

    The action plan identifies 32 priority actions under four pillars: risk information and awareness; risk governance; risk mitigation; and preparedness and response, rehabilitation and reconstruction. For each priority action, objectives, activities, outputs, duration, lead agencies, and supporting partners have been identified. The priority actions aim to strengthen the policy frameworks and systems for long-term risk reduction. Robust implementation, funding,  as well as monitoring and evaluation mechanisms have been identified for the MAP DRR 2017.
     
    The Government of the Union of Myanmar developed the Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction, 2017 through an inter-agency task force mechanism in a wider consultative mode over 2016-2017. The process involved a series of thematic discussions at the national and consultations at the sub-national level.

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    Source: National Disaster Management Committee, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

    Published: October 2017

    ENG ​- MAPDRR​_2017.PDF (6 MB)
  • Myanmar Energy Consumption Surveys

    Results of household energy consumption surveys conducted in 2014 provide a more accurate picture of historical energy consumption in Myanmar by fuel source.

    Myanmar has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, yet its potential is severely constrained by limited energy infrastructure. The limited availability of modern energy services and infrastructure has resulted in Myanmar having one of the lowest per capita energy consumption rates in the world.

    A household energy consumption survey in 11 regions across Myanmar shows that firewood is mainly used for cooking (73%) and candles and torches for lighting (65%), followed by electricity for cooking (13%) and battery for lighting (17%) while the demand for modern energy sources is rapidly increasing. This report presents the results of household energy consumption surveys conducted in 2014 that helped develop a more accurate picture of historical energy consumption by fuel source. This publication shares the survey results, considering the scarcity of available energy data and statistics in Myanmar especially at the household level. The data herein may prove useful in making more informed decisions by those involved in Myanmar’s energy and social sectors.

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    Source: ADB

    Published: September 2017

    myanmar​-energy​-consumption​-surveys.pdf (3 MB)
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