World Bank Appoints New Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR

The FINANCIAL — The World Bank has appointed Ellen Goldstein as its new Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR. In this position, she is responsible for strengthening the partnership with client countries while deepening the dialogue on economic reforms aimed at ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.  For the first time, the World […]

India plans to set up SEZ in Myanmar

NEW DELHI: It is not just Iran’s Chabahar port and connectivity to Eurasia that has caught attention of the Modi government. India plans to set up a SEZ in Sittwe in Myanmar where it has already built a port. The proposed SEZ by India will rival Chinese SEZ located 80 km down of strategically-located Sittwe […]

Driving change in the hydro sector

As readers of IWP&DC will know, there is a need to get hydropower companies into the discussions that shape policy and regulations. Together, says Kate Lazarus, Senior Operations Officer at the International Finance Corporation, we can play a role in driving change in this sector. Hydropower projects in Lao PDR have soared in recent years. […]