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.
Browse the full collection of our research reports.
Internal & External Challenges in Myanmar
Rakhine State Policies
A Grand Bargain: What It Is and Why It Is Needed
To Build or Not to Build: Designing Sustainable Hydro Projects in Myanmar
Hydropower in Myanmar
Electricity Supply and Demand
Creating a Future
Against the Odds
China and Yunnan
Myanmar: Negotiating Nation Building
Electricity in Myanmar
Industrial Policy Reform in Myanmar
Yangon's Development Challenges
Appraising the Post-Sanctions Prospects for Myanmar's Economy
The Myanmar Exchange Rate