• Buddhist nuns in Myanmar take and examine pictures of each other in 2015. Myanmar has rapidly become digitally connected to the rest of Asia and world in the last few years. In 2013, about 10 per cent of the population had phones; today, 90 per cent do. (Photo: Courtesy of LirneAsia)

The digital divide between Myanmar and the rest of Asia was once wide, but as Niki Wilson reports, concerted efforts are helping close that gap and connect the country to the rest of the region — and the world. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read Getting connected in Myanmar .