CESD undertakes public policy research across the following areas:

  • Food security
  • Migration
  • Research systems and higher education

CESD was also the coordinator of the Leading Authority overseeing the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI). CESD also partners with the Comprehensive Development Education Centre (CDEC), an organisation providing education and training services for youth and people working in development and several other stakeholders to fulfill its mandate. 

CESD provides training and education services for institutions and organisations contributing to the on-going process of reform in Myanmar, including:

  • training in leadership and public sector reform for Permanent Secretaries,
  • a trade negotiation capacity building workshop for civil servants,
  • public revenue model training for Internal Revenue Department staff, and
  • value chain analysis training to support rural development.

Website: https://myanmarcesd.org/ (Currently unavailable)

Heroes falling through the cracks

With the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), K4DM produced short 1-minute videos in English and Myanmar to raise awareness about a research survey CESD was conducting to better understand the challenges facing Myanmar’s migrant workers during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Projects And Outputs

Building Emerging Think Tank Capacity in Myanmar

Following an in-depth needs assessment of eight think tanks performed in December 2017, a highly customized capacity development program will...
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Think tank capacity building and policy impact (before and after 2020 election)

This project supports capacity development as an extension to K4DM’s ongoing training, mentorship, and core funding support to think tanks...
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Assessing social science research systems in Myanmar’s transition to democracy

This scoping project examines a system-wide landscape of the social sciences research, using the “Doing Research Assessment” to understand, map...
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Building organizational development among Myanmar think tanks (Centre for Economic and Social Development)

This project supports the capacities of three local policy research organizations, Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland, the Centre for Economic...
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Myanmar Speaker Series: Boosting Investment in Social Science Research in Myanmar

Over the last decade, Myanmar’s transition to democracy has faced multiple milestones and challenges. The country observed its first free...
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Inclusive Myanmar December 2020

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Myanmar research community contributes to electoral policy debates

October 13, 2020 Research in Action story from IDRC Support for policy-relevant research helps to inform electoral debate in Myanmar....
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Doing Research in Myanmar: Bridging the Research Gap to Improve Development Policies

BY TEACIRCLEOXFORDPOSTED ON JULY 27, 2020 Reproduced from original post on TeaCircleOxford Francesco Obino, Zaw Oo and Edgard Rodriguez introduce a report on...
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Myanmar Speaker Series: How is Myanmar responding to COVID 19? Insights from policymaking

Compared to many countries, the virus has been slow to gain a proper foothold in Myanmar. As of mid-May 2020,...
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Meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar

July 8, 2020 Research in Action article from IDRC AREELUCK PHANKHIAN/ILOCOVID-19 has forced many migrant workers back to Myanmar from...
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Doing Research in Myanmar Report

Linking science with policy is difficult in countries with top universities and well-funded research programs, but what about in developing...
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Heroes falling through the cracks

Migrant workers are heroes of Myanmar's economy, but are facing extreme challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Myanmar's Centre for Economic...
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Finding levers of change

Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems. Researchers...
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Inclusive Myanmar July 2019

A healthy democracy requires that citizens and their institutions have the necessary skills to generate, access and use evidence to...
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