Coffee farmers sort and select ripe coffee cherries in Southern Shan State as part of a USAID project to increase access to markets, inputs and knowledge.
Burma has embarked on what will be a long and challenging road of democratic and economic reform. Political reforms that started in 2011 have set in motion critical transitions in Burma: moving toward an inclusive, parliamentary democracy; negotiating ceasefires after decades-long civil wars; and shifting to a market-oriented economy. Although the process is not complete and there will be challenges, the United States remains committed to improving the welfare and well-being of the people of Burma. The United States is supporting those who seek greater freedom, prosperity and dignity in Burma. USAID works to strengthen Burma’s transition to democracy, expand economic opportunity, improve health and resilience of vulnerable communities, further national reconciliation, and promote greater international cooperation.