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James, Helen. Security and Sustainable Development in Myanmar. New York: Routledge, 2006. [Google Books]
About: "This book considers economic development, health, education, environmental issues, the drugs trade, human rights, minority peoples and political, social and economic reforms." [WorldCat]
Kan Zaw. "Challenges, Prospects and Strategies for CLMV Development: The Case of Myanmar." In Development Strategy for CLMV in the Age of Economic Integration, edited by C. Sotharith. Chiba: IDE-JETRO, 2008.
About: "This paper gives an overview on and insight into Myanmar economy. Statistical portrayals were updated. Trade indices and prospects were obtained from economic cooperation among ASEAN countries." [Author]


Model Villages Are not a Model. Burma Campaign UK, 2013.

Purpose: To outline the problems farmers in Kachin state have faced to make way for "development" projects.

Content: "This report documents cases of farmers who have been forcibly relocated to make way for 'development' projects in Kachin State, and are now staying in Sanpya camp in Hugawng Valley, and Aung Myin Thar and Maliyang camps near the Irrawaddy Myitsone." [Author]

Investing in the Future: Rebuilding Higher Education in Myanmar, Report on the IIE Myanmar Initiative, New York: Institute of International Education, April 2013.

Purpose: This is a critical juncture for engaging with Myanmar.

Content: "This report focuses on the historic U.S. higher education delegation to Myanmar in February 2013. The report presents findings from the visit and includes observations on the context of higher education in Myanmar, an analysis of needs facing the sector, and recommendations to support partnerships and academic exchanges." [Author]

Rieffel, Lex. Too Much, Too Soon: The Dilemma of Foreign Aid to Myanmar/Burma. Virginia: Nathan Associations Inc., 2013.

Purpose: To question whether the outpouring of foreign aid to Myanmar expected in the medium term (three to five years) will be more of a blessing than a curse.

Content: This report describes the Government of Myanmar’s national planning process and the steps it is taking to manage foreign aid. The author assesses donor performance against the principles of the Paris Declaration and the Busan Partnership. He also describes donor activity in general terms and then individually for Myanmar’s major development partners.

UK Department for International Development. DFID Burma Operational Plan 2011-2015. London: DFID, 2013.

Purpose: To outline the DFID and wider UK Government priorities.

Content: This report outlines the key vision of the DFID, and the results that have been obtained from it. The operational plan also discusses the key aspects of delivering money and resources to Burma, and how this process shall be monitored transparently. It also contains a human rights assessment.

Swiss Cooperation Strategy Myanmar 2013-2017. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2013. 

Purpose: To outline the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for 2013-2017.

Content: The report outlines the key domains of intervention to be: employment and vocational skills development; agriculture and food security; health, social services and local governance; and promotion of peace, democratization and protection.

Currie, Kelley. Burma in the Balance: The role of Foreign Assistance in Supporting Burma’s Democratic Transition. Project 2049, 2012.

Purpose: To outline the role of foreign assistance in supporting Burma's democratic transition.

Content: "Through the analysis and recommendations developed in this report, Project 2049 hopes to provide the donor community some reference points as it seeks to develop responsible interventions in a unique and important context. The report identifies a number of key trends and issues." [Author]

World Bank. Myanmar: Interim Strategy Note for the Period FY13-14.  Washington: World Bank, 2012.

Purpose: To outline the strategy of the World Bank Group for 2013-2014.

Content: This report covers an 18 month period, during which the World Bank Group will work with the Myanmar government to clear the country's arrears to International Development Association, which as of August 2012 stood at $406.5 million. 

United Nations Strategic Framework 2012-2015. United Nations Country Team in Myanmar, 2011.

Purpose: To outline the UN Strategic Framework for 2012-2015.

Content: "The UN Strategic Framework provides a framework for coordinated UN assistance in line with UN Reform processes and the commitments of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and Accra Agenda for Action. The UN Strategic Framework aims to address some of the key development challenges identified by the UNCT and the Government, with inputs from other stakeholders." [Author]

World Health Organization. WHO Five-Year Strategic Plan for Child Health Development in Myanmar 2010-2014. WHO, 2010.

Purpose:  To present the child health strategy for 2010-2014.

Content: "The goal of this strategy is to reduce the under-fives mortality to 43/1,000 live births, infant mortality to 35/1,000 live births and neonatal mortality to 16/1,000 live births by 2015." [Author]

European Commission. The EC-Burma/Myanmar Strategy Paper 2007-2013. European Commission, 2007.

Purpose: To outline the EC stategy for 2007-2013.

Content: "Fully in line with the EU Common Position, this Country Strategy Paper provides the framework for EC assistance for the period 2007-2013. It sets out objectives, policy response and priority areas for assistance based on both the political and socio-economic situation." [Author] 


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