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CESD Labor Team Presented Findings from Enterprise Survey and Causes and Consequences of Migration to Key Stakeholders

On the 5th of October, CESD Labor Team went to Ministry of Industry (MoI) in the afternoon to present findings from Enterprise Survey conducted in June 2015. Director General Daw Aye Aye Win from Ministry of Industry attended the presentation with three of her fellows and entered discussion with CESD Labor Team after the presentation.

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In the late afternoon, CESD Labor Team also presented causes and consequences of migration based on finding from Mon State Rural Household survey and in-depth interviews with migrant families to Deputy Director General Daw Khin Nway Oo and her fellows who are responsible for dealing with migration issues from Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population (MoLIP). (more…)

Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Labor Team Organized Survey Methodology Training at Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population

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Deputy Director General U Aung Htay Win from labor department delivering opening speech, 4/10/2016, Nay Pyi Taw

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Labor Team, in collaboration with Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population (MoLIP) and support from International Development Research Center (IDRC-Canada), organized 4 days Survey Methodology Training at MoLIP, Nay Pyi Taw, from 4th to 7th October 2016.

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Regional development workshop in Mon State

The Mon  State Hluttaw and the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) collaborated on, and conducted, a regional development workshop in the Mon Hluttaw Meeting Hall between 9th August and 10th August, 2016. The Mon Hluttaw Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Electricity, Members of Parliament,  officials and CESD researchers attended the workshop.

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Accessing Myanmar’s budget data online

The Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI), a nonprofit orginization promoting the right to information and education, recently launched their online budget dashboard, providing access to up-to-date budget data from the Union and State and Region governments. The project was lead by Giles Dickenson-Jones, CESD Research Fellow, as part of the State and Region Public Finances in Myanmar report.

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CESD lecture on private enterprises at the University of Economics

The CESD Labour Team presented research results on labour relations and regional economic integration of private enterprises to Masters of Public Administration (MPA) students at the Yangon University of Economics (Kamaryut Campus) in August 2016.

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Negotiating complex contracts in the extractive industries – how to ensure a “win-win” solution

CESD’s Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) team provided expertise and support to recent training in Nay Pyi Taw on resource governance and contract negotiation in the extractive industries. Myanmar has extensive natural resources. How these natural resources are managed, and how contracts are negotiated, will determine whether they deliver benefits and inclusive development to Myanmar.

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CESD Labour Team provides support to Yangon University of Economics

CESD’s Labor Team is providing training and capacity building  to graduating students from the Yangon University of Economics as they prepare to undertake research on the socio-economic impacts of the minimum wage. A legal minimum wage was introduced in Myanmar in September 2015. It’s impact on employees and employers will be the focus of the research undertaken by the University of Economics students.

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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.

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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.

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