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Accessing education in conflict-affected areas in Myanmar, and other news (20 March 2020)

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Improving access to education for conflict-affected areas in Myanmar, and strengthening a trade corridor in Bangladesh

Each week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention:

  • The World Bank will provide $100 million to support the basic education sector in Myanmar, promoting inclusive access to education through improving school facilities and teacher training in conflict-affected and remote areas. Read more in Myanmar Times.
  • An additional $4.3 million has been committed by DFID towards the Second Global Mine Action Programme (GMAP2) in Cambodia. The programme is part of the national mine action strategy which aims to remove all landmines in Cambodia by 2025, and is also working to improve innovative risk education. Read more in Phnom Penh Post.
  • The Asian Development Bank has agreed a $400 million loan to upgrade the Dhaka – Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh. The project will strengthen regional connectivity and trade through improved infrastructure such as road safety and implementing climate resilient features. Read more in UNB.
  • Based on learnings from a recent review of digital ID systems in Kenya and India, the internet applications developer Mozilla has provided recommendations to governments for transparent and strengthened data protection laws and regulations before national rollouts of digital ID projects. Read more in Business Daily Africa.