UNDP Human Development Report on Myanmar

United Nations Development Programme

Human Development Report

2007/2008 Report


HDI Rank – 132

01. Human development index
Human development index value, 2005 0.583
Life expectancy at birth, annual estimates (years), 2005 60.8
Adult literacy rate (% aged 15 and older), 1995-2005 89.9
Combined gross enrolment ratio for primary, secondary and tertiary education (%), 2005 49.5 1
GDP per capita (PPP US$), 2005 1,027 23
Life expectancy index 0.596
Education index 0.764
GDP index 0.389
GDP per capita (PPP US$) rank minus HDI rank 35
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Archives from Star Online about Myanmar Refugees

Archives from Star Online about Myanmar Refugees

The Star Online

Rohingyas: Help our countrymen

[NATION  10-May-2008]
They may be hard-pressed for money, but Myanmar refugees want to come forward to help their compatriots back home after the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis.

39,000 asylum seekers registered in Malaysia

[NATION  7-May-2008]
A total of 39,000 refugees and asylum seekers from 33 countries registered themselves in Malaysia in the first three months of the year, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Only one Malaysian for Harvard

[EDUCATION  20-Apr-2008]
Despite failing to secure scholarships from local organisations for six months, Kajang lad Lee Jia Hui, 19, managed to obtain an offer from Harvard University to pursue his undergraduate studies.

Rock band emerges champ and wins RM8,000

[CENTRAL  25-Dec-2007]
CHRISTIAN rock outfit Bus Company from Good Samaritan Home impressed judges to win the annual Battle of The Bands held at Sunway Lagoon Surf Pool recently.

Eight bands to do final battle

[CENTRAL  11-Dec-2007]
Music and charity is the main agenda at the upcoming Battle of the Bands 2007: Operation Just Cause which saw 306 bands battling it out during the preliminary rounds with eight bands making it to the finals.

Finding refuge

[YOUTH2  20-Jun-2007]
Forced to flee to Malaysia where everything is unknown and the language is foreign, young Myanmar refugees have to quickly learn to fend for themselves. StarYouth tells their stories in conjunction with World Refugee Day today.

Lunchtime treat for child refugees

[CENTRAL  19-Sep-2007]
Myanmar child refugees, victims of the political situation in Myanmar who had walked more than 1,000km from the land of their birth to seek shelter in Malaysia, forgot those painful steps as they played gleefully at the St Francis Church of Assisi in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Myanmar refugees celebrate will to survive

[NATION  24-Jun-2007]
Myanmar refugee groups celebrated World Refugee Day with vibrant music and graceful dances at the Selangor Chinese Association Hall here yesterday.