The CESD takes pride in its well-qualified and talented research staff who share a genuine passion for the socio-economic development of Myanmar. The researchers possess a wide variety of qualifications from reputed national and international universities with considerable amounts of experience of working in the field. CESD pays special attention and encourages a healthy balance of gender and ethnic representation among its research staff in particular in order to get different perspectives that will enable in deriving interesting insights which can then be advocated as policy reforms to national and international stakeholders.

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Ngu Wah Win

Ngu Wah Win is CESD's Senior Policy Coordinator heading CESD's policy briefings and inputs to the policy-making processes. She assists the executive director with preparing policy briefings and engagements with senior officials and liaises with senior bureaucrats. Additionally, she handles communication functions on behalf of the research team. Her past work includes involvement in CESD's food security project in Myanmar including covering value chains, agricultural input markets, effective use of water resources, and irrigation in the agriculture sector. Her research and policy analyses often involved community facilitation in rural and coastal areas. With dual Master's Degrees in Economics and Statistics from Chaing Mai University, Thailand and Yangon University of Economics, she speaks fluent Myanmar and English.

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Dr. Myo Naing

Myo Naing holds a PhD in Governance from the Wits School of Governance, Master of Management (MM) in Public and Development Management (P&DM) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and B.A in Philosophy from the Yangon University Of Distance Education, Myanmar. He is a recipient of several scholarships and research grants, and has more than ten years of experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative researches. His research interests encompass governance, public sector management, local government, municipal service delivery processes, aquaculture sector development, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

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Jana-Chin Rué Glutting

Jana-Chin Rué Glutting is a Research Associate at CESD. She is an MA graduate in Economics of Development Studies at The Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University. Native speaker of three languages and raised between the USA and Spain. Interested in Industrial Policy research in Myanmar. Currently engaged in various project related to the garment sector, trade and macroeconomic research, and social research systems.

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Khin Suu Thet

Khin Suu Thet is a Research Assistant for CESD. She holds a Bachelor from University of Traditional Medicine (Mandalay). Currently, she is working for the labor reform project at garment sector on field research. She is responsible for survey research planning, external relations with industrial zones, and supporting the team supervisor. She is fluent in English and Myanmar but also has an understanding of Spanish and Korean.

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Anders Lee

Anders Lee is a Visiting Researcher from Singapore and holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from SOAS University of London. Having graduated from a university with a reputation for fairly radical and unorthodox views, he now works in the development sector with a certain level of skepticism. His research interests include labour market issues, migration and social justice. Previously, he worked as a Communications Assistant at UNOPS in Myanmar, and spent over five years working in the investment banking industry back home in Singapore. Outside of work, he likes to read, photograph the places and faces of Yangon and Myanmar, and hunt down the best bein mont in Yangon.

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Nan Kyi Hsut Wai

Nan Kyi Hsut Wai is a Senior Research Assistant at CESD. She if currently focusing on the SMART-TAB project for development of the textile value chain in Myanmar. She holds a Masters in Public policy from KDI School for Public Policy as well as a post graduate diploma in International Relations from Yangon University. She is fluent in English, Burmese and Paoh as well as being conversationally proficient in Mandarin and Korean. Her areas of interest labour market development, community development and migration.

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Ei Mom Khin

Ei Mom Khin is a Research Assistant of Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD). She holds a bachelor's degree from Yezin University and a master's degree from Vietnam National University of Forestry in Hanoi specializing in Tropical Forestry. Prior to joining CESD, she was employed as a Project assistant in the private sector as well as being a Range Officer in the Forest Department of MONREC. She is currently involved in various ongoing research projects at CESD with a special focus on aquaculture policy.

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Zaw Min Naing

Zaw Min Naing holds a Master and a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science from the Yezin Agricultural University,Nay Pyi Taw. He has published several publications including having authored Ten Years of Technological Change in Dry Zone Agriculture and as a Co-Author the Rural Livelihoods in Mon State: Evidence from a representative household survey and Aquaculture, Land Ownership, Land Markets and Tenure Security in Myanmar. He is fluent in English and Burmese.

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Aye Aye Htwe

Aye Aye Htwe is Research Assistant and has graduated from Yangon University (Distance-Education) with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Aye Aye Htwe is currently enrolled in the Business Information System Diploma program at the Yangon University of Distance Education. She can speak four languages, Mon (Mother tongue), Burmese, Thai and English.