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Livelihood

Denmark is primarily supporting livelihoods in Myanmar through contribution to the Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT).

LIFT is a multi-donor fund established in 2009 to improve the lives and prospects of smallholder farmers and landless people in rural Myanmar. LIFT is working to ensure that Myanmar’s rural economic transformation is inclusive.

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Activities are focused on raising incomes, providing access to credit and markets, improving nutrition, bolstering people's ability to cope with shocks and setbacks, and providing evidence to inform the development of policies which consider rural poor people.

To mid 2014, LIFT had administered 93 active and completed project grants worth $142 million, working with more than 50 implementing partners in 138 (of 330)  townships across Myanmar. So far, LIFT has reached three million people, or roughly 6 per cent of Myanmar's population.

 

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Contact

Henning Nøhr
Development Counsellor
hennoh@um.dk