Integrated Household Living Conditions Surveys in Myanmar - Poverty Profile

15 Jun 2007


In order to provide the Government of Myanmar and donor agencies a reliable and up-to-date integrated assessment of all major aspects of household living conditions in the Union of Myanmar, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of the Union of Myanmar have agreed on the implementation of an Integrated Household Living Conditions Assessment (IHLCA) in 2003-2005. The Planning Department (PD) of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED) has implemented the IHLCA in collaboration with the Central Statistical Office (CSO), with the financial assistance of UNDP and the technical assistance of the IDEA International Institute.
The Poverty Profile has three objectives:
1. to present the poverty profile of Myanmar, including poverty lines and standard poverty measures;
2. to present key characteristics of living conditions of the sampled population drawing on a range of demographic, economic and social information;
3. to identify key characteristics or correlates of poverty.

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