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  • Publication - Project Report

    Myanmar remittances

    14 Jun 2018 | Randall Akee, Devesh Kapur

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Learning from Thilawa Special Economic Zone (Burmese version)

    15 Mar 2018 | Amit Khandelwal, Rocco Macchiavello, Matthieu Teachout, Sang Hyun Park

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Learning from Thilawa Special Economic Zone

    Firms in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have created around 5,000 jobs inside the zone as of 1 February 2018. Analysis suggests that the most important benefit for workers in the zone is the knowledge and skills they acquire on the job. This benefit is even more important among managers, suggesting that knowledge transfers from workers transitioning to companies...

    15 Mar 2018 | Amit Khandelwal, Rocco Macchiavello, Matthieu Teachout, Sang Hyun Park

  • Publication - Project Report

    Maternal cash transfer

    13 Feb 2018 | Alexander Fertig, Elisa Maffioli

  • Project

    Understanding foreign connections: How Myanmar's top exporters find buyers

    Since 2010, Myanmar has implemented political and economic reforms aimed at spurring growth and increasing the country’s participation in the global economy. Despite these reforms and the removal of international trade sanctions, Myanmar’s exports remain low and the trade deficit is widening. Part of the explanation for this poor performance lies in the fact that...

    12 Jan 2018 | Matthieu Teachout

  • Project

    Supporting project development processes in Mandalay

    In 2016, the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Comprehensive Education Development Center (CDEC) together with the USAID-Supported Private Sector Development Activity prepared a report for the Mandalay Regional Government (MRG) and the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) entitled “Promoting Inclusive Growth by Subnational Governments through Projects”....

    6 Dec 2017 | Paul Minoletti

  • Project

    Perceptions of Chinese investment in Myanmar

    Research to date supports the idea that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is conducive for growth and poverty alleviation. Apart from economic benefits, the current literature argues that FDI and international market integration promote democratisation and reduce the incidence of armed conflicts in the long run. Such findings hold important implications for an increasingly...

    12 Oct 2017 | Youyi Zhang, Ying Yao

  • Blog post

    Using a mobile app to improve pre- and post-natal health in Myanmar

    Human capital is a key factor for sustained economic growth (López-Casasnovas, 2007). Pre-natal and early-life health are particularly crucial pillars to economic development as they provide a foundation for the accumulation of cognitive and non-cognitive skills.  They have also shown to be one of the highest-return socio-economic interventions available (Heckman, 2014...

    5 Oct 2017 | Andrea Di Miceli, Russell Toth

  • Project

    Monitoring Myanmar's electrification plan: Welfare effects and access issues

    Myanmar is in energy poverty. Venture outside Yangon or Mandalay at night and one will be mostly faced with darkness. The Government of Myanmar rightly sees electrification as a national priority for growth. The National Electrification Plan (NEP) is an ambitious plan by the government to provide access to electricity for all by 2030, up from 34% today. It aims to achieve...

    13 Sep 2017 | Nicholas Ryan, Michael Greenstone, Robin Burgess

  • Publication -

    Estimating GDP growth in Yangon using nightlights data

    We provide estimates of GDP growth in Greater Yangon between 1992 and 2013 by exploiting nightlights data. Subnational estimates were derived by calculating the elasticity of luminosity with respect to GDP for Myanmar as a whole using time series luminosity and GDP data and then converting observed luminosity values for Yangon in GDP by applying the national level...

    18 Aug 2017 | Sean Fox, Enrica Verrucci