Young Women and Digital Skills in Myanmar’s New Information Society

Equitable access to digital skills is a universal public good, but Myanmar’s rapid growth in mobile access has been uneven and risks deepening existing inequalities. IREX recently conducted a study on the mismatch in skills and opportunities that youth in Myanmar now face in order to develop recommendations for civil society, government, and donors on how to address this widening gap and promote inclusion. This brief presents the preliminary findings of the study and will be followed by a full Political Economy Analysis and detailed recommendations in early 2017.