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CESD Participates in Tripartite Workshop on Minimum Wages in Bago

Gracing an invitation extended by the Bago Regional Minister of Planning and Finance and Chair of the Regional Minimum Wage Committee, the Executive Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Dr. Zaw Oo, along with a team of researchers participated in a Tripartite Workshop on Myanmar’s minimum wage held at Bago on 6th September 2017

Research Methodology Training conducted by CESD

As part of CESD’s commitment to improve the research capacity of civil servants and other key polic-markers in Myanmar, the CESD was invited by the CTMU to provide training on Research Methods and Strategies. (more…)

CESD provides Awareness Training on Social Protection and Social Security

As part of its ongoing engagement to bring about strategic reforms in the area of labour market, the CESD has been actively invited to provide necessary training and awareness-raising workshops on a wide variety of issues. In this regard, the CESD participated in an awareness training which was being held by the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM) with the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

CESD Examines Myanmar’s SME Integration and Regional Participation

CESD, in partnership with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS), undertook research on Myanmar SME’s Participation in ASEAN and East Asian Regional Economic Integration. The topic specifically focused on Myanmar’s food processing and apparel manufacturing sectors, seeking to understand Myanmar’s macroeconomic integration with the World, East Asia, and ASEAN region, the similarities between Myanmar’s SMEs and others around the world, and the role of SMEs in Myanmar compared to the world.


Management Team

CESD’s research team has a diverse range of experience and educational qualifications, gained both in Myanmar and overseas. View profiles for some of our staff  (more…)

CESD Hosts Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey: Results Dissemination Workshop

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) in Myanmar, Michigan State University, and International Food Policy Research Institute hosted a half-day seminar to present findings from the Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey (MAAS) in Mindon room at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on June 30th, 2017.


Workshop on 30 June 2017: Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey Results Dissemination

Upcoming workshop on Myanmar aquaculture-agriculture survey results dissemination.
Date: 30 June 2017, Time: 8:30am – 11:45am at Sedona Hotel, Yangon.


CESD Participates in the Union Peace Conference

CESD participated in the second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference held in Nap Pyi Taw between 24th and 29th May 2017. CESD was represented by three senior staff members, U Tin Htut Oo, Chief of the Board of Directors, Senior Research Fellow Win Min and Senior Policy Analyst Min Zarni Lin.


Lowering Barriers to Finance is Key to Ensure Sustainable Agricultural Growth in Myanmar

In the past three years, Myanmar’s banking and finance sector has witnessed rapid growth, primarily aided by foreign direct investment inflows and economic liberalisation. Despite this growth, however, millions of farmers lack access to finance due to the absence of financial institutions and barriers to affordable lending in rural areas.


CESD’s Latest Report on Myanmar Labour Issues from the Perspective of Enterprises

Titled “Myanmar Labour Issues from the Perspective of Enterprises: Findings from a CESD survey among food processing and garment manufacturing businesses”, CESD’s latest report intends to help bridge the information gap in Myanmar’s labour market, based on an extensive survey of garment manufacturing and food processing sectors.