CESD co-hosted a workshop, “Change on the ground: Community planning, local governance, and decentralization” with the World Bank and the Department of Rural Development on 20 January 2016.
Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, led one of the sessions and presented findings from research undertaken by CESD, The Asia Foundation and ActionAid Myanmar.
In October 2015, CESD, The Asia Foundation and ActionAid Myanmar published their research findings into local development funds – financial transfers made to local government bodies and communities, typically to fund small-scale infrastructure projects, such as small bridges, roads, and drainage and irrigation projects. The research findings, and a downloadable copy of the report is available from the following link:
- A review of local development funds, October 2015