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Myanmar's rural wage increases, and other news (1 October 2019)

Tanzania expand their sign language, and Myanmar's rural wage increases by 40%

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

  • A USAID workshop on agriculture policy has revealed that rural wages in Myanmar have risen by 40% over the last five years. The steep increase in wages has been facilitated by labour shortages due to migration. Read more in Myanmar Times.
  • An initiative to make sign language more accessible in Tanzania has been launched. The DFID and IrishAid funded project aims to create a cohesive and expanded vocabulary across the country as well as supporting training for additional needs teachers and the development of a full primary and secondary school curriculum. Read more in IPP Media.
  • During the United Nations General Assembly last week Saudi Arabia announced they plan to increase the aid to Yemen by $500 millionRead more in The National (UAE).
  • A high power delegation from the Qatar Fund for Development is working with the Liberian Government to identify priority areas for intervention, during their visit to Liberia. The visit aims to strengthen ties between the two countries. Read more in Front Page Africa.
  • The Philippine Department of Education has launched a new initiative in Cubao, Quezon City,  to increase the access to, and quality of, education for children with sensory impairments. Read more in Manila Bulletin.