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Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political Economy Assessment

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  • NetHope Solutions Center
  • June 16, 2017
Ending a Digital Divide in Myanmar

Ensuring that women and girls engage in the digital world is fundamental to Myanmar’s democratic and economic growth. Yet women are 28% less likely than men to own a mobile phone, the primary means of internet access in the country, and women experience related disparities in digital skills.

To better understand this gap, IREX conducted a first-of-its-kind political economy analysis of Myanmar’s gender digital divide. The assessment offers a nuanced view of who is excluded and how, with tailored, practical recommendations to narrow the divide.

This post was republished from the IREX site as part of NetHope's effort to facilitate collaborative learning and community knowledge-sharing. Click here to acces the report, and to read the article in its original form.