Myanmar Migration in a Time of Transformation


February 22, 2018 - Author: , , Sithu Kyaw, and Eaindra Theint Thu

Myanmar Migration in a Time of Transformation
Mateusz Filipski, Ben Belton, Sithu Kyaw, and Eaindra Theint Thu

Workshop on Modern Food System Development in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2018

Large migration flows:

  • All income levels, all genders
  • Internationally and nationally
  • Rural-urban and rural-rural


  • It creates labor shortages and pushes up rural wages
  • Farms are mechanizing to compensate
  • Remittances are fueling rural consumption and construction

Caveat: we only studied three areas, not nationally representative


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Mateusz Filipski

Mateusz Filipski

Ben Belton

Ben Belton

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