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  • Blog post

    A window into life during COVID-19 in developing countries

    Our country economists in Ghana, Mozambique, Myanmar, and South Africa share insights on how lives have changed during the pandemic. With over 360,000 global deaths from COVID-19 as of writing, the pandemic has affected and upended daily life in almost every single country in the world, including all of the countries that IGC works in. While our in-country teams are...

    3 Jun 2020 | Emilie Yam

  • Publication - Project Report

    Artisanal jade mining in Myanmar: Livelihood challenges and opportunities

    13 Apr 2020 | Min Zar Ni Lin, Francesco Loiacono, Nan Sandi, Win Min, Marjanneke Vijge, Samu Ngwenya

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Policy brief: Coronavirus response policy needs and opportunities

    This policy brief discusses essential medical, implementation, economic and social, and political considerations for the Government of Myanmar (GoM), civil society organisations (CSOs), and religious leaders in collaboratively responding to the challenges posed by coronavirus to Myanmar. The issues explored here are explained in more detail in an accompanying full-length...

    3 Apr 2020 | Aung Hein, Paul Minoletti

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Policy report: Coronavirus policy response needs and options for Myanmar

    Coronavirus is now confirmed to be present in Myanmar, and the actual number of infections is likely to be considerably higher than just the small number of cases (five as of March 27th, 2020) confirmed so far. Within hours of the presence of coronavirus being confirmed in Myanmar, some residents in Yangon were engaging in panic-buying, a small indication of some of the...

    3 Apr 2020 | Aung Hein, Paul Minoletti

  • 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, Meredith Startz

  • 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