Showing all Projects in Myanmar

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    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...

    22 Mar 2017 | Randall Akee, Devesh Kapur

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    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...

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

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    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,...

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

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    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,...

    25 Jan 2017 | Paul Minoletti

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    The political economy of urban transport in Yangon, Myanmar

    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...

    21 Sep 2016 | Sean Fox

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

    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...

    21 Sep 2016 | Russell Toth, Julia Driessen

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    Statebuilding and eco-systems of welfare in Myanmar

    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...

    19 Sep 2016 | Gerard McCarthy

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

    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...

    10 Aug 2016 | Romain Wacziarg, Andrea Di Miceli

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    Uptake and impacts of mobile apps for improving state effectiveness

    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...

    6 Jul 2016 | Russell Toth, Andrea Di Miceli

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    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Myanmar

    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...

    20 May 2016 | Amit Khandelwal