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James Grall

regional director

Peter Newman

program officer

Fact Sheet

Use of technology in Myanmar programming

Pact has been pioneering community-led approaches to advance social development outcomes in Myanmar, particularly in the areas of health, education and livelihoods. The Covid-19 pandemic and...
General Resource

Rural energy resilience trends in Myanmar: Snapshot of analysis and insights in response to major events

This January 2022 technical brief summarizes Smart Power Myanmar’s analysis of data from 29 mini-grid sites and 14,000+ household surveys. Our findings reveal that – despite all that has...

Energising agriculture in Myanmar: A guide to prioritising energy access investments into agricultural value chains

As an agrarian society, Myanmar’s economy is tied to its currently underperforming agricultural productivity. Mechanisation and improved farming practices will boost the sector, but both rely on...
General Resource

Smart Power Myanmar Applied Energy Lab brief: Consumption trends

For the fourth installment of its Applied Energy Lab’s Technical Brief series, Smart Power Myanmar, managed by Pact, analyzed 18 months of data from eight rural villages with mini-grids to help...

State of the global mini-grids market report 2020: Overview and key recommendations for Myanmar

Mini-grids have an indispensable role to play in the integrated approach to electrification that Myanmar needs in order to achieve universal energy access by 2030. From the arid plains of the Dry...
General Resource

Smart Power Myanmar Applied Energy Lab brief: Consumer financing

One of the fundamental problems with mini-grids profitability in Myanmar is that electricity consumption of rural customers is very low. Insufficient demand creates a very real risk for mini-grid...
General Resource

Smart Power Myanmar Applied Energy Lab brief: Appliance demand

Mini-grid electricity consumption among rural customers in Myanmar is in some cases lower than what is required for a viable mini-grid, as low consumption results in low revenues. With the goal of...

The state of artisanal mining in Myanmar

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Myanmar provides a livelihood for a minimum of 500,000 ASM workers who are directly employed in the sector, and this economic activity supports an estimated...

Decentralised energy market assessment in Myanmar

Smart Power Myanmar’s mission is to help align all players across sectors to support the growth of decentralised energy solutions in Myanmar so that every rural household and business can access and...

Bridging the energy gap: Demand scenarios for mini-grids in Myanmar

Myanmar’s future growth and prosperity depends largely on reliable, affordable and high quality access to electricity throughout the country. More than two-thirds of Myanmar’s 53 million people lack...