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An eye on the big picture
Research for nation builders
Proximity’s extensive on-the-ground network has some of the most reliable insights into the rural economy and livelihoods. In 2008 we partnered with a team from Harvard’s ASH Center to ensure that research and high level policy making is based on real fact, rather than speculation.
Insights from all levels
Exploring Myanmar's Development Strategy
For seven years we've been working closely with the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, on a number of actionable policy research projects, mostly centered on poverty reduction, equitable growth, resource-sharing and nation building. The team has been led by notable economists and development experts, Professor David Dapice and Thomas Vallely.
More information on the Proximity-Harvard research is available at http://ash.harvard.edu/myanmar-program
Most of this research has been compiled into papers on the following topics:
Electricity Supply and Demand (Myanmar version), November 2014
Electricity Supply and Demand (English version), November 2014
Rice Policy in Myanmar: It’s Getting Complicated, April 2013
Against the Odds: Building a Coalition, March 2013
Industrial Policy Reform in Myanmar, April 2012
Yangon’s Development Challenges, March 2012
Myanmar Agriculture in 2011: Old Problems and New Challenges, November 2011
For more information on this partnership please visit the Harvard Ash Center Website.