The COVID-19 pandemic of early 2020 caused a global contraction in economic demand and supply that saw hundreds of millions of workers around the globe stood down or only able to access reduced hours of work.
In May, the Business Coalition for Gender Equality (BCGE) and UN Women launched a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on employers and employees. Today, we are pleased to share with you the findings from these surveys in a report funded by Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The report provides an analysis of the impact of the pandemic on private business and not-for-profit organisations in Myanmar and draws on the perspectives of employers from 24 private sector businesses and 6 not-for-profit organisations as well as employees from 1 firm.
This report launch event seeks to help the private sector understand the impact of COVID-19 through findings from the report to allow for more informed strategic decisions for gender-responsive crisis management.
– Dr. Daw San San Aye, Director-General, MoSWRR
– H.E Ms. Andrea Faulkner, the Australian Ambassador to Myanmar, Australian Embassy
– U Aung Naing Oo, Permanent Secretary, MoIFER
– Daw Kyawt Kay Thi Win, Country Director, BCGE
– Mr. Nicolas Burniat, Country Representative, UN Women
– Ms. Georgia Davis, MEL Manager, Investing in Women
– Daw Ekayi Maw, CEO, AustCham Myanmar
You can read key findings and the full report here: https://mailchi.mp/99b9aab69985/myanmar_and_covid19_impact_on_private_sector