Our Platform

Economic Research

By bringing together local level insights and macroeconomic and political analysis, we engage decision makers at the highest levels to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for all in Myanmar.

Insight to action

Research for nation builders

Myanmar is undergoing an historic transformation. Old economic policies are being assessed as new ones are created. The impact of these decisions will affect Myanmar farmers for years to come.

Since 2008, we have collaborated with economists and development experts from the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, on a number of actionable policy research projects. These projects have focused on poverty reduction, equitable growth, resource-sharing and nation-building.

Through intensive engagement with multiple stakeholders from the government and civil society, we facilitate research-driven dialogue around critical issues facing Myanmar today, resulting in improved policies, and a platform of shared understanding.

Lasting systems change

Why we do policy work

Technology, knowledge and finance are important steps to improving the lives of rural families, but unless we’re also tackling the macro-level challenges that have the power to constrict their potential, we’re only scratching the surface of poverty in rural Myanmar.

Shifting systems toward a more peaceful, inclusive and equitable society requires analysis of interconnected problems and room for dialogue between multiple actors. It is a process where progress is not always linear. But we’re in it for the long haul and we’re hopeful.

Research reports

Browse the full collection of our research reports.

  • November 2016

    Internal & External Challenges in Myanmar
  • October 2016

    Rakhine State Policies
  • September 2016

    A Grand Bargain: What It Is and Why It Is Needed
  • August 2016

    To Build or Not to Build: Designing Sustainable Hydro Projects in Myanmar
  • December 2015

    Hydropower in Myanmar
  • November 2014

    Electricity Supply and Demand
  • October 2014

    Choosing Survival
  • July 2013

    Creating a Future
  • April 2013

    Rice Policy
  • March 2013

    Against the Odds
  • September 2012

    China and Yunnan
  • May 2012

    Myanmar: Negotiating Nation Building
  • May 2012

    Electricity in Myanmar
  • April 2012

    Industrial Policy Reform in Myanmar
  • March 2012

    Yangon's Development Challenges
  • January 2012

    Appraising the Post-Sanctions Prospects for Myanmar's Economy
  • June 2011

    The Myanmar Exchange Rate