Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF) is an independent non-profit research institution working for development of evidence based policy making and revitalization of independent research culture in Myanmar.
EMReF is an accredited non-profit research organization dedicated to doing studies in the fields of livelihoods, governance, political economy, social relations, politics and rule of law and justice with the purpose of providing information and evidence-based policy recommendations for different stakeholders such as international organizations, civil society organizations, political parties, media, private sector, parliament and government agencies which are working on equitable and inclusive socioeconomic development and promoting democratic governance in Myanmar.
EMReF has been extending its role in promoting political awareness and participations of citizens and civil society organizations in policy making through providing reliable and trust worthy information on political partiesand elections, parliamentary performance, and development policy issues. As a current foundation step, EMReF has been developing an information mechanism which includes three main functions-collecting information, analyzing and distributions to the public through different methods such as website, social media and other electronic instant communication means such as text messages and applications. Meanwhile, EMReF has been using other conventional measures such as providing social research trainings to the youths, local CSOs, political parties and elected MPs in order to promote practices of collecting reliable evidences and using these evidences in developing and evaluating policies.
Netina Tan’s Project Page: IDRC-EMREF MYANMAR GENDER EQUALITY RESEARCH PROJECT