During February, the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) collaborated on research with the World Bank during field visits in Yangon and Ayeyarwaddy in Myanmar. The field visits collected inputs for the World Bank’s ongoing Migration and Labour Mobility research. The research aims to promote jobs and facilitate labour mobility in Myanmar by deepening the policy dialogue, with a particular focus on labour mobility as a source of employment and productivity growth within the ASEAN region.
The field visits collected inputs for a joint CESD-World Bank report on Migration and Labour Mobility research and included meetings with the minister and regional cabinet members and field visits to Department of Labour (DOL) Labour Exchange Offices, Migrant Resource Centers, and project sites in the Delta region and Yangon. The research team will visit the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MoLIP) to share its assessment of labour mobility in Myanmar and facilitate job creation and labour governance through contributing inputs to the government’s strategic planning process. CESD, alongside development partners, seeks to promote jobs and facilitate labour mobility in Myanmar by deepening the policy dialogue, with a particular focus on labour mobility as a source of employment and productivity. The findings will ultimately contribute to the 2nd National Plan for Action (NPA) for the Management of International Migration as well as the World Bank’s recent regional report on migration.
CESD’s research experience with labor and migration compliments the World Bank’s goals during this trip owing to CESD’s ongoing research and policy formulation in the labor and migration sectors, where it has contributed to the ongoing national dialogue on the minimum wage, working conditions, and migration. It most recently showcased its work at the International Migration Day held in December 2017. Read more about CESD’s International Migration Day presentation to the Vice President (1) and Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. (MoLIP)