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“Circular migration a possible Thai-Myanmar compact?” by Dr Zaw Oo, Nikkei Asian Review

CESD’s demographic research surveys in Mon State in 2015 revealed some startling figures on migration – nearly half of all households surveyed had sent at least one person to live and work in Thailand. Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, discusses the research results, and the impact of these, in an article in the Nikkei Asian Review on 23 June 2016. To manage this trend, Dr Zaw Oo proposes a long-term compact between Thailand and Myanmar, based on the concept of “circular migration.” Such a compact could help Myanmar migrants in Thailand integrate better, providing better and higher-skilled manpower, while also assisting migrants when they return to Myanmar.

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Stakeholders discuss the establishment of a minimum wage in Myanmar (short documentary)

CESD, in partnership with IDRC have produced a short documentary on the recent process to establish a minimum wage in Myanmar.

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