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11 October 2017

Dire living conditions hamper potential of Myanmar’s children and youth

YANGON, Myanmar — Almost half of Myanmar’s population is below 25 years of age (46.5 per cent). These 23.4 million children and youth represent the future of the country. Yet a new census report reveals that many of them are growing up in dire conditions that hamper their potential in life: One in three children live in

27 September 2017

Myanmar must prepare to face the challenges of an ageing population

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that the number of older people in Myanmar will almost triple in the next 30 years. By 2050 the number of people aged 60 and over are projected to grow from 4.5 million to 13 million – 20 per cent of the population. “Both the Government and civil society must prepare to meet the

The staff and publishers of the Monywa Gazette use census data to put local concerns into the public debate and onto the decision makers’ agenda.

25 September 2017

Local newspaper uses census data to rally against deforestation

Monywa, Myanmar – In the wake of media reforms in Myanmar, the weekly newspaper Monywa Gazette is one of the many small local start-ups. The political and economic transition in Myanmar has paved way for scores of new private media outlets both nationally and locally. These play a crucial role in a society that is on route

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