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Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015 – from 1.9 billion to 836 million – too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.

Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has been uneven. Women are more likely to live in poverty than men due to unequal access to paid work, education and property.

Progress has also been limited in other regions, such as South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which account for 80 percent of those living in extreme poverty. New threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity, mean even more work is needed to bring people out of poverty.

The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. This involves targeting the most vulnerable, increasing access to basic resources and services, and supporting communities affected by conflict and climate-related disasters.

Goals in action

UNDP in Myanmar

UNDP Myanmar - 2017 Annual Report and 2013-2017 Result Report

The UNDP Myanmar Annual Report 2017 and 2013-2017 Results Report provide details of the impact and results of UNDP’s work in these three outcome areas, as well as on funding and partners.

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UNDP in Myanmar

Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

The 2017 Myanmar Living Conditions Survey (MLCS) is a large scale multi-topic living conditions survey implemented by the Central Statistical Organization of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and supported by the World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Read More >>

UNDP in Myanmar

Report | iWomen Inspiring Women App was launched in March 2016. This mobile application connects women from the May Doe Kabar (MDK), Myanmar Rural Women’s Network.

iWomen Inspiring Women App was launched in March 2016. This mobile application connects women from the May Doe Kabar (MDK), Myanmar Rural Women’s Network.

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UNDP in Myanmar

Blog | Experimenting with Inspiration to Achieve the 2030 Agenda: The iWomen Inspiring Women Project

The more individuals are inspired, the more likely individuals are, to set and successfully achieve goals. In a relatively new body of empiric scientific evidence, inspiration was found to correlate positively with intrinsic motivation, work mastery and creativity. Read More >>

UNDP in Myanmar

Water in Myanmar's Dry Zone

In the Dry Zone, chronic poverty is directly correlated with the effects of drought and climate change. UNDP supports efforts to secure water resources and reduce food insecurity in the most vulnerable townships.. Read More >>

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