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Meet Our Staff

CESD’s research team has a diverse range of experience and educational qualifications, gained both in Myanmar and overseas. View profiles for some of our staff  (more…)

CESD Participates in Mekong Forum 2017: New Geo-Economics: Reshaping the Future of the GMS?

On 14 July, Dr. Zaw Oo, Executive Director, CESD and Min Zar Ni Lin, Senior Technical and Policy Analyst, CESD spoke at the Mekong Forum 2017, an annual gathering of opinion leaders, international organizations and scholars that work towards shaping the development agenda in the Greater Mekong Subregion.


CESD Hosts Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey: Results Dissemination Workshop

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) in Myanmar, Michigan State University, and International Food Policy Research Institute hosted a half-day seminar to present findings from the Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey (MAAS) in Mindon room at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on June 30th, 2017.


Workshop on 30 June 2017: Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey Results Dissemination

Upcoming workshop on Myanmar aquaculture-agriculture survey results dissemination.
Date: 30 June 2017, Time: 8:30am – 11:45am at Sedona Hotel, Yangon.


CESD Participates in the Union Peace Conference

CESD participated in the second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference held in Nap Pyi Taw between 24th and 29th May 2017. CESD was represented by three senior staff members, U Tin Htut Oo, Chief of the Board of Directors, Senior Research Fellow Win Min and Senior Policy Analyst Min Zarni Lin.


Lowering Barriers to Finance is Key to Ensure Sustainable Agricultural Growth in Myanmar

In the past three years, Myanmar’s banking and finance sector has witnessed rapid growth, primarily aided by foreign direct investment inflows and economic liberalisation. Despite this growth, however, millions of farmers lack access to finance due to the absence of financial institutions and barriers to affordable lending in rural areas.


CESD’s Latest Report on Myanmar Labour Issues from the Perspective of Enterprises

Titled “Myanmar Labour Issues from the Perspective of Enterprises: Findings from a CESD survey among food processing and garment manufacturing businesses”, CESD’s latest report intends to help bridge the information gap in Myanmar’s labour market, based on an extensive survey of garment manufacturing and food processing sectors.


Employee Spotlight

There is a notable list of CESD staff who are changing the world with their extraordinary passion for economics, international development and Myanmar’s future. Meet some of our employees who are using their CESD experience to build the next step in their career.


CESD-MSU Survey Quantitatively Measures Hopes of Rural Residents in Mon State through Three Essential Elements – Aspirations, Agency and Pathways

Attempting to quantitatively measure the hopes of rural residents in Myanmar’s Mon State, the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and Michigan State University (MSU) executed a household survey in the region in March 2016.


Current Processes and Future Priorities in Public Financial Management Reform

CESD, in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), undertook research into the existing state of subnational public finances and intergovernmental relationships to help build knowledge on the current state of fiscal decentralization in Myanmar, and to promote dialogue on the challenges and opportunities faced by Myanmar’s  Union and subnational governments with public financial management reform.