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  • Publication - Project Report

    Analysis of effective tax rates for CIT and PIT in Myanmar

    26 Mar 2020 | Laura Abramovsky, Andrea Smurra, Ross Warwick

  • Blog post

    Towards sustainable water provision in Mandalay

    The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is currently making a major loss in running its water system, with a deficit exceeding 50% of their operation and maintenance costs. This is without accounting for the need to expand and upgrade the system, much of which still stems from colonial times. How can policymakers ensure a sustainable future for piped-water supply in...

    19 Feb 2020 | Tanvi Nagpal, Ankit Chatri

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Setting water tariffs right: Considerations and approaches

    Governments must ensure access to water for all citizens as it is a right with far-reaching social, political and economic implications. To facilitate sustainable access to quality water, an appropriate approach to water tariffs needs to be determined that considers various contextual challenges and opportunities. This brief looks at the potential options for...

    15 Jan 2020 | Astrid Haas

  • Project

    Understanding demand and funding for water supply in Mandalay City

    The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) - the governing body of municipal Mandalay, Myanmar - faces significant problems surrounding their water services. Currently, piped water reaches only a fraction of the population, there is little water and sewage treatment capacity, and MCDC faces exorbitant financial losses (over K3700 mil, 2016-17). MCDC has been working...

    11 Dec 2019 | Tanvi Nagpal, Ankit Chatri

  • Project

    Quality upgrading in Myanmar's rice sector

    Linking developing countries’ agricultural producers to foreign markets often requires upgrading product quality (Gereffi (1999), Verhoogen (2008), Atkin et al. (2017)). Typical interventions seek to target a single point along the chain, such as improving fertiliser access to farmers or providing processors credit to upgrade technology. For agricultural goods, achieving...

    10 Dec 2019 | David Atkin, Amit Khandelwal, Rocco Macchiavello,

  • Project

    The effects of state violence on social networks, collective action and pro-social behaviour during conflict: Evidence from Kachin State, Myanmar

    How do social relations form during and after conflict? More specifically, how do experiences of violence explain attitudes towards: Peace and punishment? The formation of new networks and intra-ethnic cooperation among host communities and displaced people? And displaced people from different villages and communities? Although the study of political violence...

    4 Dec 2019 | Daniel Thomas

  • Project

    Infrastructure development in Myanmar

    Infrastructure is critical for economic growth. It facilitates trade, connects markets, enhances mobility, and boosts productivity. Yet, the current state of infrastructure development in Myanmar remains weak, acting as a key constraint on growth. While there has been significant growth in the country’s paved road network, the vast majority of the network – around 60% -...

    4 Dec 2019 | Robin Burgess

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Institutional structure of Special Economic Zones

    3 Dec 2019 | Mohak Mangal

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Understanding demand and funding for piped-water supply in Mandalay City

    This study seeks to understand water usage patterns in Mandalay and to assess the possibility of and the extent to which current water tariffs can be increased or reconfigured. The researchers used a combination of in-depth interviews and a survey covering 1480 households and MSMEs across six townships in Mandalay. Additionally, this study analysed unique...

    3 Dec 2019 | Tanvi Nagpal, Mael Balac, Astrid Haas

  • Project

    Policy framework for off-grid electrification in Myanmar

    Myanmar is emerging from the shadow of regime change with less than 35% electrification rate and very low population density. Myanmar’s electricity generation is lowest in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. Lack of access to electricity restrains development and even the basic requirement of light is a challenge. However, the country’s...

    2 Dec 2019 | Johannes Urpelainen, Rustam Sengupta