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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Release of migration knowledge, attitudes and practices report

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.

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Paper: Safe migration knowledge, attitudes and practices

Who are Myanmar’s potential labour migrants, which countries are they hoping to work in, and what are their motivations for working overseas? (more…)

MDRI-CESD Release Trade and Investment Strategy White Paper

MDRI-CESD launched its Trade and Investment Strategy Consultation Paper in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon on 13-14 February 2015. The paper, developed with the Australian National University’s Crawford School of East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER), sets out policy recommendations for further development of the Myanmar economy by expanding international trade and foreign investment, and through greater integration into the regional and global economy.

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Publication: Trade and Investment Strategy Consultation Paper

To support Myanmar’s ongoing economic development and integration into regional and global economies, CESD has published its Trade and Investment Strategy Consultation Paper, detailing evidence-based policy recommendations across areas including macroeconomic reform, sustainable development and good governance.

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Participation in Asian Perspectives Series

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.

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Paper: Conflicts over land in a time of transition

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.

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