The impact of COVID-19 on Myanmar’s garment sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global garment sector and has been felt in every part of the supply chain. Myanmar’s garment sector, a major contributor to jobs and livelihoods for the country, has been no exception, and during 2020, faced significant challenges to respond and recover from the pandemic.

This study provides insights into the consequences of COVID-19 on garment sector and its workers, including supply and demand disruptions, the impact of stay-at-home orders and government policies in response to the pandemics, and impacts on the workforce and industrial relations.