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Exploring different perspectives on Hlegu Township’s economic development

In May 2016, CESD brought together representatives from Hlegu Township’s farming, labour, education, and business associations, media and civil society for a round-table discussion on Hlegu’s economic development. The discussion was part of CESD’s work with the International Growth Centre  to undertake research and provide recommendations to address development challenges in Hlegu Township.


Presentation: Global value chains and preferential trade agreements

What does the globalisation (or regionalisation) of value chains mean for developing countries? What does it mean for Myanmar? And what role do trade agreements play in facilitating this globalisation?


Two capacity building workshops on “Regional cooperation and integration” and “Trade facilitation: global agenda and regional priorities”

As a first contribution towards its membership in Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) co-organized two capacity building workshops in collaboration with ARTNeT, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). (more…)

Presenting on Myanmar’s economic and social development

Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, will share his views and knowledge on Myanmar’s economic development at the Myanmar Forum 2016, to be held in Singapore on 20 May 2016.


CESD joins the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

CESD has become the first Myanmar-based member of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT). ARTNeT is a network of leading trade research institutions and think-tanks from across the Asia-Pacific region.


Presentation: Mon State livelihoods and rural development strategy

Analysis of data from CESD’s Mon State Rural Household Survey (2015) forms the basis for recommendations on possible policy options – for the Union and Mon State governments –  to deliver “balanced growth and resilient livelihoods” in Mon State. A presentation to key stakeholders in Mawlamyine, Mon State, in May 2016, provides an overview of CESD’s survey data, key findings and policy recommendations.