(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2020-11-24)
The economic impact of the second wave
of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic remains significantly
more severe on businesses than the first, according to the
World Bank’s firm-level survey. As government stay-at-home
orders persist, the overall share of temporary closures
among firms has slightly increased in October 2020.
Different regional mandates have yielded varying degrees of
temporary closures across Myanmar with almost half of all
firms in Yangon temporarily closed, double the national
average. This brief focuses on the survey results that was
administered between October 13 and 28, 2020 and covered a
nationally representative sample of five hundred firms.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2020-10-28)
This brief presents the main findings
from the third of eight rounds of a nationally
representative survey of fifteen hundred randomly selected
households in all states/regions of Myanmar. The survey was
undertaken by conducting twenty minutes phone call with
respondents between July 30 and August 20, 2020.