Can Myanmar’s garment industry deliver decent jobs?

Myanmar was ruled by a military junta for 50 years. After such a long period of economic isolation, foreign investment is now booming as economic sanctions have been lifted following Myanmar’s first steps towards democracy. The export-oriented garment industry is benefiting from these new opportunities and is expanding at a rapid rate. Lured by low […]

Myanmar is lifting its game on earthquake preparations with initiatives that seek to make new buildings ‘quake-proof’

Students of the Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction training college on the outskirts of Yangon sit patiently listening in an open humid room, their tools stacked under their chairs. At face value, the class would appear to be yet another lesson in theory for for Yangon’s future builders, a standard curriculum for a vocational college. But […]

Suu Kyi joins campaign to clean up Yangon

Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi led a drive to clean up litter and rubbish in Kawhmu town on 13 December in a move aimed at highlighting her party’s commitment to public service. Suu Kyi has told MPs from her opposition National League for Democracy party, which took nearly 80 […]

Department Of Rural Development Invites Expression of Interest For Support Services Provider In Ywa Ngan Township; Closing Date: Oct 22nd, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development (MLFRD) Department of Rural Development (DRD) G9174-MYA (JFPR): Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Project (ERLIP) Assignment Title: SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDER (SSP) – YWA NGAN TOWNSHIP (Package […]

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development request for expressions of interest Township Level Technical Assistance (Consulting Service) for new townships; Closing Date: 18 May 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development (Department of Rural Development) National Community Driven Development Project (IDA Grant H814-MM) Assignment Title: Township Level Technical Assistance Ref No. Township Clusters (TC) by Region/State No […]

DRD invites Expressions of Interest for Support Services Provider of ERLIP; Closing Date: March 2nd 2015

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development (MLFRD), Department of Rural Development (DRD) Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Project (ERLIP) – JFPR 9174-MYA (ADB) Title: SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDER (SSP) –NGAPUTAW & BOAT PYIN TOWNSHIPS The Republic of the Union of Myanmar received a grant in the amount of USD 12 […]

DRD invites Expressions of Interest for Main Implementation Consultants of ERLIP; Closing Date: March 2nd 2015

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development (MLFRD), Department of Rural Development (DRD) Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Project (ERLIP) – JFPR 9174-MYA (ADB) Assignment Title: Main Implementation Consultants (MIC) The Republic of the Union of Myanmar received a USD 12 million grant from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) […]

CSR as a strategy

Myanmar demands socially responsible practices from both local and international companies There is a growing consensus among foreign investors about making corporate social responsibility (CSR) a strategic tool to enter the market. That would be the right approach given that Myanmar authorities are pushing all companies operating in the country to share their benefits with […]

Manhattan prices in Yangon

International NGOs are facing strong criticism in Myanmar not for the work they do, but for the large amounts of donor money they spend on renting offices. Recent reports have found that considerable sums are paid for office space in Yangon, where most organisations have their head offices. Adding to the controversy, some of these […]

Yangon Rental Costs in the Spotlight After Unicef Outcry

YANGON — Following an outcry over the revelation that the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is paying a steep rental fee to a former military official, other international organizations operating in Myanmar are facing calls to be transparent about their rental arrangements in Yangon. Last week, Unicef admitted that it pays US$87,000 per month for […]