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CESD participates in “Together We Succeed” to discuss decent work and industrial peace

The CESD participated in the forum, “Why GSP is Essential for Decent Work and Industrial Peace”, where The CESD’s Executive Director, Dr. Zaw Oo, gave a presentation demonstrating evidence as to why the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is essential for Myanmar’s continued sustenance in socio-economic reforms and development. The forum was organised by the UMFCCI-Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Ctum Myanmar (Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar), with the objective of discussing possible consequences of GSP withdrawal and counter-arguments for it to remain.

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CESD Participates in UMFCCI’s Second Annual Convention

On 9 and 10 December, The Union of Myanmar Federations Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) held its second annual convention. Bringing together representatives of UMFCCI’s 30,000 members, the convention was a 2-day workshop filled with keynote speeches and discussions seeking to identify and synergize Myanmar’s business community’s efforts and goals. During the convention, the community established 2018’s national business agenda.

During the convention, CESD’s Chief of the Board of Directors, Dr. U Myint, presented a powerful keynote speech on the state of Myanmar’s economy, calling on the Myanmar government to focus on the economy alongside the peace process.

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CESD Newsletter – Quarter 4 2017

The CESD has been very active engaging in reforms across Myanmar, participating in several workshops, trainings and events over the last quarter (October – December 2017). Please find a short summary of our key activities in the CESD 2017 Q4 Newsletter.

CESD 2017 Q4 Newsletter

 

Roundtable discussion to share different perspectives on the minimum wage

Six months since a minimum wage was established in Myanmar, CESD, together with its partner organisation, IDRC, brought together representatives from government, employer and employee groups, and international non-government organisations to reflect on the challenges and benefits of the minimum wage.

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Half a year into Myanmar’s minimum wage – looking back, forging ahead

The minimum wage, defined to be 3,600 Kyat for an 8-hour working day, has been in effect for six months.  At the occasion of this half-anniversary, the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Myanmar and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada organised a round-table event, bringing together key stakeholders to reflect on the establishment of Myanmar’s minimum wage, and discuss next steps.

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MDRI-CESD Release Trade and Investment Strategy White Paper

MDRI-CESD launched its Trade and Investment Strategy Consultation Paper in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon on 13-14 February 2015. The paper, developed with the Australian National University’s Crawford School of East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER), sets out policy recommendations for further development of the Myanmar economy by expanding international trade and foreign investment, and through greater integration into the regional and global economy.

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Publication: Trade and Investment Strategy Consultation Paper

To support Myanmar’s ongoing economic development and integration into regional and global economies, CESD has published its Trade and Investment Strategy Consultation Paper, detailing evidence-based policy recommendations across areas including macroeconomic reform, sustainable development and good governance.

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