Showing all Projects in Myanmar

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    The political economy of urban transport in Yangon, Myanmar

    21 September 2016 | Tim Dobermann

    The Yangon city-region is home to over 7 million people and produces roughly a quarter of Myanmar’s GDP. In recent years the city has thrived in a context of gradual political and economic liberalisation. But Yangon’s capacity to serve as an engine of economic growth is being undermine by debilitating congestion. Between 2012 and 2015 the number of cars on Yangon’s...

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    Impact of digital health records on public health: Barriers to takeup and impacts on managerial efficiency

    21 September 2016 | Russell Toth, Julia Driessen

    This project ultimately seeks to study the impact of hospital management information systems (HMIS) on managerial efficiency at the hospital ward level in Myanmar. Myanmar, like many developing countries, manages hospitals almost exclusively with paper-based records. Introducing an HMIS adapted to a constrained resource setting has the potential to greatly streamline...

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    Statebuilding and eco-systems of welfare in Myanmar

    19 September 2016 | Gerard McCarthy

    The proposed project has two key objectives: to provide an insight into the extent of Myanmar's expansive informal welfare economy and interactions of these networks with state welfare provision in both central Myanmar and ethnic minority areas; and to offer analytical tools for incoming governments at national, state and township level to engage with informal institutions...

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    Chasing the key player: A network approach to Myanmar civil war

    10 August 2016 | Romain Wacziarg, Andrea Di Miceli

    Civil war has been the most destructive form of violent military conflict since the end of World War II. In the last three years alone, direct casualties from civil wars exceeded half a million. Because of civil wars, human and physical capital is destroyed, people are displaced and economic development is impaired. The goal of our project is to understand the determinants...

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    Uptake and impacts of mobile apps for improving state effectiveness

    6 July 2016 | Russell Toth, Andrea Di Miceli

    This project will evaluate the impact of a maternal and child health mobile application in Myanmar, as a potential intervention to overcome gaps in state capacity to distribute health knowledge. The ‘MayMay’ app has been developed by Koe Koe Tech, a local firm specialising in the IT and health sector, in collaboration with Population Services International, a global...

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    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Myanmar

    20 May 2016 | Amit Khandelwal

    Since 2010, the Myanmar government has implemented a broad platform of political and economic reforms aimed at spurring growth and increasing the country’s participation in the global economy. One objective of these reforms is to bring about structural change that makes Myanmar more reliant on the manufacturing sector.  A central component of this strategy is the...

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    Assessment of the Myanmar garment sector

    14 March 2016 | Rocco Macchiavello, Christopher Woodruff

    According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 report, Myanmar’s business environment has been steadily improving as a result of significant political and economic reforms in recent years. However, the report also shows Myanmar’s ease of “Trading Across Borders” still lags in comparison to the regional average. In order to expand Myanmar’s imports and export...

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    Programme delivery effectiveness and health outcomes of maternal cash transfer programme

    10 March 2016 | Erica Field, Elisa Maffioli

    The Government of Myanmar, supported by the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MSWRR), launched a National Social Protection Strategy in December 2014. Among the “Flagship Programmes” stated in the Strategy, the Government committed to a universal maternity cash transfer (MCT) programme for pregnant women and...

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    Priorities for Hlegu Township

    2 February 2016 | Aaron Weisbrod, Lauren Dunn

    Hlegu Township in Myanmar sits 45 km northeast of Yangon. It is a rural township within Yangon Region. Despite its proximity to the city of Yangon it has yet to benefit significantly or directly from increasing urbanization in the country’s capital. It boarders Yangon city and the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), though it is administered separately with its own...

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    Yangon Urban Growth Analytics

    2 February 2016 |

    A comparative information base for strategic spatial  development in Yangon, Myanmar. Recognising the importance of a solid information base for policy action, this research will primarily focus on collecting and comparing quantitative and spatial city data. Most data will be gathered and analysed through a mixed method approach developed by LSE Cities and its partners...

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