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Report of the Workshops to present the initial research findings from a nation-wide survey and analysis on social protection and poverty dimensions in support of rural development and poverty reduction in Myanmar

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01/07/2016

ABSTRACT

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is exploring evidence of the linkages between poverty, social protection and natural resource management with a view to implementing programmes to empower rural communities in the transition to sustainable natural resource management and poverty reduction.

In Myanmar, it commissioned analyses of social protection needs and opportunities in the context of rural development and poverty reduction with a view to enhancing understanding of the role of social protection in the transition to sustainable natural resource management and poverty reduction, with a focus on fishing communities. The analyses were conducted in collaboration with the Myanmar Department of Rural Development.

The initial findings, which were discussed with state and non-state actors on 29 and 30 September 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, Myanmar, highlight the need for significant expansion of social protection services as a key component of rural development and for urgent interventions for households in fishing communities. Further research and methodological analysis are needed to verify the initial findings and inform rural development and poverty reduction programmes.

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