QBN Myanmar October-December 2014

Myanmar has long had a highly mobile population, including refugees and migrant workers departing the country. From a recent study conducted by the GMS TRIANGLE project, the prime motivation for migrants departing from Myanmar was the promise of higher wages (as reported by 50 per cent of respondents) but unemployment and underemployment were also important considerations. The most frequent intended destination country for migrants of both genders was Thailand (39 per cent) because of the low costs involved, close proximity for those living in border areas and ease of migrating.

Presentation | 08 January 2015