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Next Steps Myanmar is the first in a series of ‘deep dive’ enquiries into issues raised by the Next Generation research. The study examines how young people organise when they pursue social and political change, and aims to better understand their changing relationship to social activism and political participation. 

Next Generation found that parental influence, conventions around age and self-censorship were stubborn constraints on young people’s political participation, despite their enthusiasm to take part. However, changing social and political practices, new technologies, outside influence and the emergence of new identities are reshaping youth social and political participation in Myanmar.

The Next Step study explores this change in an inclusive and representative way, based on the specific experiences of individuals and paying attention to issues of gender, social status, religion and ethnicity, and to the type of change they want to see in Myanmar. 

How are youth perceptions gathered? 

Next Steps Myanmar uses a mixed methods approach to gather data, including both qualitative and quantitative components and case study investigations. Case study findings will be contextualised through a national survey. 

When will this research be published? 

The British Council and VSO Myanmar plan to publish the report in December 2020. 

For more information about Next Steps Myanmar please contact Mi Mi Myo Win

Find out more about the next generation research series here.