Poverty

Women garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zon, are going back to home from work by factory's ferry. Photo by: Kaung Htet/ Oxfam
Rising economic inequality across Asia is threatening poverty reduction and slowing down the fight against gender inequality. Although the region has experienced economic growth, the bottom 70 percent have seen their income share fall while the share for the top 10 percent has increased rapidly...
Women garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone, going to the work, Photo by: Kaung Htet/Oxfam
This report presents the findings of research carried out by Oxfam in June and July 2015 on the wages and conditions of garment workers in Myanmar. Despite working six days a week and doing an average of 10.5 hours overtime each week, garment workers are not earning enough to adequately support...
Women farmers are planting rice during the monsoon season in Myanmar's Dryzone, Photo by: Hein Latt Aung/ Oxfam
In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented opening up and reform process. These seismic shifts have raised the hopes of its people for democratic rights and have created significant external expectations. As a result, Myanmar has been tentatively promoted as the...
Women workers in garment factory in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone, are going to their works. This is where Oxfam conducted research for Made in Myanmar report. Photo by: Kaung Htet/ Oxfam
Myanmar garment workers are living in poverty and forced to borrow money to buy food, despite working up to 11 hours a day, six days a week, according to an Oxfam report released today. Oxfam’s briefing paper, ‘Made in Myanmar: Entrenched Poverty or decent jobs for Garment Workers?...
This is the women farmers in Dryzone where Oxfam implemented livelihoods programme with the funding from LIFT. Photo by: Hein Latt Aung/ Oxfam
A new report from Oxfam Riding the Wave of Reform: Fast-tracking Myanmar's future with good-quality aid argues that growing aid flows to Myanmar could harness the country's economic potential and speed up democratic reform if investment decisions include Myanmar people and are targeted at...
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