Linking science with policy is difficult in countries with top universities and well-funded research programs, but what about in developing countries?

In this Asia Research News Podcast, we delve into Doing Research in Myanmar: a systematic study of how social science research is produced, distributed and used in the country. We hear from the Global Development Network, the international organization leading this effort, and the Centre for Economic and Social Development, a think tank in Myanmar, which together have just released their report findings.

Listen in to learn about some of the highlights from the report, and hear those involved speak about it directly. We cover some of the key challenges and recommendations for social science in Myanmar and ensuring it informs policy in the evolving democracy.

More information about the Doing Research in Myanmar report, including the report PDF in English and Myanmar language မြန်မာနိုင်ငံရှိ သုတေသန လုပ်ငန်းစဉ်များကို အကဲဖြတ်ခြင်း

Watch the report launch webinar and speakers discuss the report in webinars in English and Myanmar Language မြန်မာနိုင်ငံရှိ သုတေသန လုပ်ငန်းစဉ်များကို အကဲဖြတ်ခြင်း.

A blog post introducing the report was published on Tea Circle and reshared on MyanmarMemo

Are you a social scientist in a developing country and want to do an assessment for your nation? Get in touch with GDN:

Special thanks to podcast supporters International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada, which jointly launched the Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar Initiative in 2017. 

Check out these related articles about GDN and IDRC’s work in the Asia Research News magazine:

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