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  • Project

    Myanmar's remittance economy

    Economic challenges within Myanmar over the past half-century have led to a large emigration of workers to neighbouring countries such as Thailand. Here economic opportunities are greater, wages higher, and demand for less skilled labour larger – all acting as pull factors for migrants. As a result, Myanmar has become the largest migration source country in the Greater...

    March 22, 2017 | Randall Akee, Devesh Kapur

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Developing Yangon’s periphery

    January 30, 2017 | Tim Dobermann

  • Publication - Policy Brief, Policy note

    Urban Myanmar

    Cities conjure a sense of commotion. They can be hives of economic activity and interaction or centres of congestion and crime. Today, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Before the industrial age, cities as we think of them today were less common. There were hubs for commercial trade and administration, but people resided in rural areas, engaging...

    January 26, 2017 | Tim Dobermann

  • Project

    Organisational structure of trade unions in Myanmar

    Healthy industrial relations, or peaceful negotiations between workers and employers based on mutual benefits, is a key factor for sustained productivity growth. In developing countries, industrial relations are relatively immature, and issues of industrial disputes and strikes are becoming huge political concerns. However, little is known about industrial relations and...

    January 26, 2017 | Rocco Macchiavello, Mari Tanaka, Sindy Li

  • Project

    Extractive industries in Myanmar: Fostering development without fomenting conflict

    Extractive industries are an important source of economic activity in many poor countries. Mining projects provide direct investment in rural areas, infrastructure development, employment, and increased tax revenues. Poor and post-conflict countries struggle to borrow internationally and often lack the capacity to raise money through income taxes. For these governments,...

    January 25, 2017 | Darin Christensen, Mai Nguyen, Renard Sexton

  • Project

    Decentralisation and broader political economy

    In the last few decades most countries around the world have attempted some form of decentralisation, and since 2011 Myanmar has begun its own (limited) decentralisation process. There are strong political pressures for further decentralisation, and this is expected to happen at some point in the future. Decentralisation can offer a range of possible benefits for Myanmar,...

    January 25, 2017 | Paul Minoletti

  • Event

    Urban Myanmar workshop

    IGC Myanmar hosted a workshop on 23 February to present the policy brief “Urban Myanmar” and to outline an agenda for urban research and policy issues in the country. The event, co-sponsored by the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI, a new government- affiliated think tank), brought together researchers from IGC and local government stakeholders. The sessions...

    23 February 2017