DaNa Facility launches report on small businesses in Kachin State

UK aid-funded DaNa Facility and Dutch development organisation Cordaid has launched their groundbreaking study on small businesses in Kachin State with the aim of unlocking opportunities for these businesses to grow. The report “The Ecosystem for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kachin State” was launched this week in Myitkyina Palm Spring Resort, which was attended […]

How to effectively address illegal gold mining – study

A study by researchers at the National University of Singapore found that increased enforcement and the offer of an alternative agriculture-based livelihood are unlikely to deter illegal gold miners in Myanmar. “It is simply too profitable,” they wrote in a paper published in the journal Conservation Science and Practice. Even though Myanmar is known as […]

Ayeyawady contributing largest timber revenues

Ayeyawady Region is the largest contributing state for timber revenues to the central government in the fiscal year 2013-14. The government received Ks 400.57 million of Ayeyawady’s timber earnings, according to the study on natural resources, regional governments and wealth sharing in Myanmar. The study, under the title “Natural Resources and Sub-national Governments in Myanmar: […]