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The Firm-Level Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Round 1 (English)

Myanmar reported its first confirmed case of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) on March 23, but the pandemic had already begun affecting firms in the first quarter of 2020 through trade and supply-chain disruptions. April saw the impacts of the pandemic intensify as the number of confirmed cases increased and mobility restrictions were introduced. The World Bank commissioned a firm-level survey to provide quantitative evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nationally representative World Bank survey included 500 firms spanning a wide range of industries and firm sizes, as well as the formal and informal sectors. The first round was completed in May, and seven subsequent rounds conducted between June and December 2020 will provide continuous information on the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was nationally representative and included firms from a wide range of sectors. Whereas firm-level surveys in Myanmar tend to focus on the manufacturing, retail and wholesale, and service sectors, the World Bank survey provided a more accurate cross-section of Myanmar’s firms that encompassed the agricultural sector, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and informal firms. Distribution of firms in the sample is detailed in the report.

Details

  • Document Date

    2020/09/28

  • Document Type

    Report

  • Report Number

    153338

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Myanmar,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2020/09/27

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    The Firm-Level Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Round 1

  • Keywords

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The Firm-Level Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Round 1 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/412681601274859672/The-Firm-Level-Impact-of-the-COVID-19-Pandemic-Round-1