Mercy Corps Market Evaluation Unit: Fast Market Evaluation – Southeast Myanmar (Oct. 2021) – Myanmar

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Mercy Corps Market Evaluation Unit: Fast Market Evaluation – Southeast Myanmar (Oct. 2021) – Myanmar



Winnie Ravichandran, Khaing Zaw Win

Throughout October 26-30 2021, the Market Evaluation Unit (MAU) interviewed market actors in Southeast Myanmar to higher perceive market performance and inform Money and Voucher Help (CVA) packages. Knowledge are primarily based on market observations and key informant interviews with 15 merchants situated primarily in Loikaw and Hpruso (Kayah State), Taungoo (Bago Area) and Hpapun Townships (Kayin State). The MAU utilized the Mercy Corps Market Evaluation Stoplight (MAST) software. MAU reviews can be found on-line at www.themimu.data/market-analysis-unit.

Key Highlights

Markets in all 4 townships have been experiencing decreased enterprise exercise in October as a consequence of disruptions in transportation channels and ongoing security considerations;
Provide chains continued to be disrupted with most merchants reporting fewer suppliers of their area;
Most respondents stated their shares have been depleted, leading to a scarcity of products. Risky and escalating provider costs posed challenges for many merchants, particularly in Hpruso and Loikaw;
Markets in Loikaw, Taungoo, and Hpapun could profit from demand-supportive, market-based modalities equivalent to CVA. Nevertheless, businesses should guarantee members can safely entry markets;
The Hpruso market was not functioning effectively in October, with in-kind help really useful to humanitarian actors as a substitute;
Humanitarian businesses are suggested to search for alternatives to assist market actors instantly with a view to mitigate the long-term results of the deteriorating enterprise surroundings.



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