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CESD and IDRC conducted round-table consultations on Labor Market Reforms

In July 11 2019, CESD has conducted a round-table consultations and the representatives from Social Security Board (SSB), employers, workers, development partners, academics and experts who are interested in ongoing labour market reforms attended. The consultations took place in Yangon with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The aiming of the round-table consultation this time is to receive feedback and suggestions from the attendees under two main area of the center’s labor market reforms studies. (more…)

ADB Asian Think Tank Development Forum

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CESD is proud to co-organize and host the 2019 ADB Think Tank Development Forum.

As a member of the ADB-Asian Thinktank Network, the Centre for Economic and Social Development is determined to promote evidence-based policymaking in support of the government and private sector partners to succeed in national export strategies and Global Value Chain participation.

Follow the link below to see the full agenda an slides used during the presentations.

ADB Asia Think Tank Development Forum agenda and presentations

 

From Extractive to Non-Extractive Based Foreign Investment

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There have been limited research studies that explore the intrinsic link between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the promotion of decent work in Myanmar. However, a collaborative effort between the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and International Labour Organization (ILO) has made it possible to understand this relationship.

The research study, From Extractive to Non-Extractive Based Foreign Investment: An Analysis on the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Decent Work Conditions in Myanmar aims to shed light on how FDI trends in Myanmar have an impact on decent work.

The research study presents five areas of decent work are presented which include, employment opportunities, skills development and enhancement, equality at the work place, social protection and social dialogue.

For each area, substantial findings are presented based off stakeholders‟ perspectives and the current initiatives taking place in Myanmar.

 

Vacancy Announcement

CESD is now looking for talented individuals who are passionate on doing researches. If you are interested, please send us your CV/Resume along with application letter not later than 12th July 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted! For more details, please click here.

Vacancy: Media and Communication Officer

CESD is now hiring Media and Communication Officer who will work together with the communication team in the centre. Please find the details as follow. The application will be closed on 31st May 2019.

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CESD participates in SEARCA workshop in The Philippines

The CESD, in conjunction with two Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI) representatives, participated in workshops conducted over the span of five days at The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in Laguna, Republic of The Philippines.

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KoBoToolbox training improves data collection and analysis

Over the course of two days in February, The Centre for Economic and Social Development received training in the use of KoBoToolbox: an open-source suite of tools for field data collection and analysis. The workshop included CESD staff, as well as students from Yangon University of Economics – Hlaing Campus (YUE) and Yangon University of Computer Sciences.

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CESD begins series of State and Regional Consultations for Beans and Pulses Sector

The first workshop of a four-part series of consultations in the beans and pulses sector was conducted last weekend in Magway, Myanmar. The Centre for Economic and Social Development, in collaboration with the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), is currently working on the development of beans and pulses sector through lobbying and advocacy activities. A vital element of this project is a series of consultations including key value-chain stakeholders, which aim to gather vital feedback on local challenges in the sector, as well as increasing awareness and understanding of the market in which products can be sold.

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Labour Migration Stakeholders meeting continues focus on migration factors

The CESD attended the Labour Migration Stakeholders meeting at Thingaha Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. The event was organised by The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and was supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Developing International Internal Migration Governance (DILM) and Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT).
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CESD facilitates meeting with Shan Regional Goverment for SAM Project

The CESD recently organised a visit to Taungyyi in Shan State this month to facilitate discussions with the Shan State Regional Government along with other project partners including Impact Terra as part of the Smart Agriculture Myanmar (SAM) Project. The SAM Project is currently being implemented with Impact Terra as the lead partner along with the CESD, Satelligence, Financial Access and Wagenigen University in the Netherlands to bring about digital solutions to enhance the productivity and livelihoods for farmers in Myanmar.

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