We’re working with 15 communities in Myanmar to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Integrated risk reduction plans that address disasters, climate change, ecosystems and development risks faced by communities need to be developed and adopted at the local level
  • Collaboration between government, civil society organisations and communities needs to improve, such that assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of risk reduction activities are carried out jointly
  • Information and the resources of government programmes and projects need to be accessible to communities at the local level

Surveys undertaken in Myanmar

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Myanmar were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 836 random households, 151 civil society organisations, 150 local government representatives, and undertook 74 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised two risk areas:

  • Ayeyarwaddy Region
  • Bago Region

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 15 communities: Ward (6), Tha Paung Village, Myit Kyo Village, Sar Phyu Su Village, Tha Late Gyi Village, Ward (18), Shan Kwin Village, Hmaw Bi Village, Ma Zinn Ward, Kyun Thar Yar Village, Kathit Kone Village, Ward (2), Vandarpin Village, Ma Mouk Village, Aung Kan Kyaw Village.

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  •  Communities prioritised actions to reduce their risks primarily from floods and landslides
  • Structural measures were prioritised which included the construction of a jetty, renovation of roads, and digging up water reservoirs
  • The other measures included preparing communities to cope with disasters, which included landscaping for storm mitigation, and installation of street lamps

Our project partners in Myanmar

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Church World Service

Partner organisations

  • Lanthit Foundation
  • Ashoka Social Development Association

View all data from Myanmar

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit

Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash.