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Quantifying the cost and benefits of ending hunger and undernutrition: Examining the differences among alternative approaches

This brief examines estimates produced by several recent model simulations and frameworks that focus on the cost of ending hunger as well as progress toward other development goals—estimates that range from US$7 billion to US$265 billion per year. The…

Temples in Myanmar

Rural off-farm incomes in Myanmar’s dry zone

Study offers the following important findings relating to off-farm incomes in the Dry Zone.


Agricultural credit access and utilization in Myanmar’s dry zone

This research highlight presents findings on access to and use of agricultural credit by farm households in Myanmar’s Central Dry Zone. Data was collected by the Rural Economy Agriculture Dry Zone Survey (READZ). READZ was implemented during March to…


Agricultural land in Myanmar’s dry zone

In this research highlight, we present analysis of agricultural land use, distribution, access, tenure, land markets, and historical patterns of ownership and disposal. Findings are derived from a representative survey of 1578 rural households in…


Rural-urban migration around Yangon city, Myanmar

Rural-urban migration has increased dramatically since 2010 in the area around Myanmar’s largest commercial center, Yangon, where it represents a far more important migration flow than international migration.