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Two steps forward, one step back: Assessing the implications of COVID-19 on locally-led humanitarian response in Myanmar

Overview

COVID-19 has opened up opportunities to progress localisation in Myanmar, but at the same time exacerbated existing challenges, presenting an opportunity to explore the implications, challenges and opportunities for greater locally led humanitarian response in the country.

HAG partnered with Trócaire Myanmar and the Myanmar Development Network to conduct a high-level, rapid analysis aimed to provide insight into emerging themes and issues from the perspective of operational actors in country.

The research explores if and how the actions of key local and international humanitarian actors contributed to a change in localisation of humanitarian response in Myanmar during the pandemic, as well as systemic, pre-existing dynamics in the sector that limit the opportunities for locally led response.