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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.

CESD Labor Team Presented Findings from Enterprise Survey and Causes and Consequences of Migration to Key Stakeholders

On the 5th of October, CESD Labor Team went to Ministry of Industry (MoI) in the afternoon to present findings from Enterprise Survey conducted in June 2015. Director General Daw Aye Aye Win from Ministry of Industry attended the presentation with three of her fellows and entered discussion with CESD Labor Team after the presentation.


In the late afternoon, CESD Labor Team also presented causes and consequences of migration based on finding from Mon State Rural Household survey and in-depth interviews with migrant families to Deputy Director General Daw Khin Nway Oo and her fellows who are responsible for dealing with migration issues from Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population (MoLIP). (more…)

Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Labor Team Organized Survey Methodology Training at Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population


Deputy Director General U Aung Htay Win from labor department delivering opening speech, 4/10/2016, Nay Pyi Taw

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Labor Team, in collaboration with Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population (MoLIP) and support from International Development Research Center (IDRC-Canada), organized 4 days Survey Methodology Training at MoLIP, Nay Pyi Taw, from 4th to 7th October 2016.


Regional development workshop in Mon State

The Mon  State Hluttaw and the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) collaborated on, and conducted, a regional development workshop in the Mon Hluttaw Meeting Hall between 9th August and 10th August, 2016. The Mon Hluttaw Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Electricity, Members of Parliament,  officials and CESD researchers attended the workshop.


Accessing Myanmar’s budget data online

The Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI), a nonprofit orginization promoting the right to information and education, recently launched their online budget dashboard, providing access to up-to-date budget data from the Union and State and Region governments. The project was lead by Giles Dickenson-Jones, CESD Research Fellow, as part of the State and Region Public Finances in Myanmar report.


ARTNet shares CESD’s minimum wage working paper with broader research community

CESD’s recent working paper on the implementation of Myanmar’s new minimum wage features in the ARTNeT August 2016 newsletter. ARTNeT is the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade, a network of leading trade research institutions and think-tanks, with a community of more than 1,000 individual researchers from across the Asia-Pacific region. CESD has been an active member of ARTNeT since May 2016.


Contributing partner for the Global Poverty Reduction Inclusive Growth Portal (GPIG)

CESD is a contributing partner to the The Global Poverty Reduction Inclusive Growth (GPIG) Portal, established as a means of sharing poverty reduction knowledge and best practice in the region and around the world. As part of CESD’s role in sharing knowledge and expertise in the region, CESD was confirmed as moderator for the “Gender and poverty” category page, and Myanmar country page of the GPIG portal in July 2016.


Issues paper: Women and poverty issues – Myanmar experience

Examining the issues related to women living in poverty in Myanmar, this short paper shares Myanmar’s experience on poverty reduction and inclusive growth as a means of alleviating poverty for women in Myanmar.


CESD lecture on private enterprises at the University of Economics

The CESD Labour Team presented research results on labour relations and regional economic integration of private enterprises to Masters of Public Administration (MPA) students at the Yangon University of Economics (Kamaryut Campus) in August 2016.


Presentation: Private enterprises in Myanmar regional economic integration and labor relations

The level of regional economic integration and labour issues in Myanmar’s private enterprises are highlighted in a presentation prepared for Masters of Public Administration students at the Yangon University of Economics.