Proper uptake and understanding of research are a cornerstone of evidence-based policy making. It is with this understanding that CESD continuously provides capacity building for individuals, government institutions and various stakeholders. We work closely with government departments and ministries to provide on demand capacity building for their staff to help them analyse data, better understand research products and put policy proposals into action.

In line with our value of equality and inclusivity, we provide advocacy for all stakeholders involved in the reform process ensuring that all involved are aware of their individual rights and responsibilities.


CESD also focuses on capacity building within our organization by providing in house training to our researchers and staff members. We invite facilitators from local and international institutions to share their expertise and build up the skills of our team members.

In addition to development of current staff CESD aims to be an incubator for future leaders of Myanmar through our rigorous internship program. Recent graduates and youth who are accepted to intern at CESD are provided challenges that will allow them to hone their skills to succeed in their careers or further studies.