Who are Myanmar’s potential labour migrants, which countries are they hoping to work in, and what are their motivations for working overseas? Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MOLES) estimated that as much as 10 per cent of the Myanmar labour force is employed overseas (2012), yet little is known about the situation of migrant workers before they migrate.
Who are Myanmar’s potential labour migrants, which countries are they hoping to work in, and what are their motivations for working overseas? (more…)
CESD’s Senior Research Fellow, Tin Maung Than, was one of six experts presenting at The Asia Foundation’s Asian Perspectives Series, “Asian regional architecture: steps towards ASEAN integration”, held on 4 February 2015.
Secure and just land tenure, and sound management of land and natural resources are crucial to easing conflicts between farmers, the State, and extractive industries. This paper underlines that Myanmar cannot hope to achieve inclusive social and economic development without a just and comprehensive framework that protects the land rights of small farmers, ethnic minorities, and the poor.