The links below are to videos featuring CESD and/or the work of our staff in contributing to the ongoing reform process in Myanmar.

CESD co-hosts Myanmar Rubber Forum 2018

On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), alongside the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Care International, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), hosted the Myanmar Rubber Forum 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. This year’s theme, “Sustainable Rubber Value Chain Development,” brought together international, government, private and local stakeholders to provide inputs on how to assess, target and develop Myanmar’s rubber sector. Distinguished guests including H.E. Vice President U Myint Swe, H.E. U Aung Thu, Union Minister of MOALI, U Ye Tint Tun, Director General of the Department of Agriculture, U Yu Sein, Chairman of The Rubber Producers and PA, Dr. Christy Williams, Country Director of the World Wildlife Fund, and Dr. Zaw Oo, Executive Director of CESD opened the forum with their inputs and views of Myanmar’s rubber industry.

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Negotiating complex contracts in Myanmar’s extractive industries
MEITI Jun2016In June 2016, CESD provided expertise and support to training 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.

Filmed on 20 June 2016; viewing time: 4:05minutes; 907 Mb; available to view here.

The introduction of a minimum wage in Myanmar: process and stakeholders’ voices
MinWageCDThis short video, produced by CESD and IDRC, looks at the establishment of a minimum wage in Myanmar in 2015, and includes interviews with key stakeholders, including representatives of the government, businesses and workers.

Filmed in January 2016; viewing time: 9:23 minutes; 687 Mb; available for download from the CESD website.

Or view the video on YouTube.

Review of Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Report (Myanmar language)

April 2016; VOA (Voice of America) website

Barriers to economic and administrative reform in Myanmar (Myanmar language)
Interview with Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, on barriers to economic and administrative reforms for the newly-elected NLD government.

April 2016; VOA (Voice of America) website

An introduction to and overview of the Food Security Policy Project:
Aung Hein, Research Supervisor and Project Team Leader, introduces the Food Security PFSP videoolicy (FSP) Project, a project funded by USAID and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), and implemented in partnership with Michigan State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

January 2016; Viewing time: 5:36 minutes; available for download from the CESD website.

Or view the video on YouTube.

Televised debate: How to balance the economy and environment (Myanmar language)
DVD debate - Dr Zaw Oo 01 - 10 Jan 2016Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Officer, participated in the televised DVB Debate on how to balance the economy and the environment.

Links to the recorded debate, together with a two-page summary of the debate highlights, a press release and press kit for the debate are accessible on the CESD website.

10 January 2016; Viewing time: Part A: 14:36 minutes; Part B 15:37 minutes; Part C: 15:4 minutes.

Flood recovery phase 2 (Myanmar language)

Interview with Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, on Phase 2 of flood recovery work, following floods across 12 of Myanmar’s states and regions, from July to September 2015.

November 2015; Viewing time: 7:15mins;  VOA (Voice of America) website

The future of factory Asia

Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, spoke of the need to learn from the experiences of other Asian economies when considering economic growth through intensive manufacturing strategies, investments in human capital and investments in natural resource industries.

June 2015; Just Jobs Network Blog, “Video series: Six Asian leaders on the future of factory Asia”

CESD’s labour research program

Launch of CESD’s IDRC-funded, labour research program, reported on Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), on 28 March 2015
On YouTube, “Launch of labour research program