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Civil Society (CSOs, INGOs, NGOs)

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
About: The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development's (ACTED) vision is to establish a link between emergency, rehabilitation and development. ACTED supports vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises.
Arakan Oil Watch
About: Arakan Oil Watch (AOW) is an independent, community-based, non-governmental organization operating in Burma. Founded in 2006, the organization’s mission is to ensure that community rights, livelihoods, and environments are guaranteed and protected, and to monitor the activities of multinational oil and gas projects and their human rights, environmental, and financial impacts in Arakan State and the country of Burma. AOW is an active member of Oilwatch Southeast Asia, and networks with a variety of Burma-based organizations and international NGOs that monitor resource extraction and impact.
Displacement Solutions
About: Since its establishment in 2006, Displacement Solutions has been active in exploring the housing, land and property rights situation in Burma. The Burma Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Initiative aims to shed new light on the numerous HLP rights issues in Burma today by building capacity for enforcing these rights by citizens of the country.  The Initiative works together with various groups within and outside Burma towards these ends.
EarthRights International
About: EarthRights International's (ERI) Burma Project collects vital on-the-ground information about the human rights and environmental situation in Burma. Since 1995, ERI has worked in Burma to monitor the impacts of the military regime's policies and activities on local populations and ecosystems. 
Euro-Burma Office
About: The Euro-Burma Office (EBO) promotes the development of democracy in Burma. The work of the EBO is to help the Burmese democracy movement prepare for a transition to democracy and to keep the international community informed about the situation in Burma.
European Network on Debt and Development
About: The European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD) is a network of 48 non-governmental organisations from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction. The EURODAD network offers a great platform for exploring issues, collecting intelligence and ideas, and undertaking collective advocacy. The network focuses on debt cancellation, effective aid, the private turn of aid, and tax justice. Work is continuing on the promotion of responsible finance principles and practices and the redesign of the financial architecture.
Global Witness
About: Global Witness investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From undercover investigations, to high level lobby meetings, we aim to engage on every level where we might make a difference and bring about change.
International Food Policy Research Institute

About: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations.

Mines and Communities
About: The Mines and Communities (MAC) website seeks to exposes the social, economic, and environmental impacts of mining, particularly as they affect Indigenous and land-based peoples. Global in scope, the site was set up in 2001 by organisations and individuals from seven different countries who met in London to demand far greater accountability and transparency on the part of the minerals' industry.
NGO Forum on ADB

About: The NGO Forum on ADB is an Asian-led network of civil society organizations, based in Asia and the Pacific region. The NGO Forum aims at enhancing the capacities of civil society organizations and movements in Asia Pacific to amplify their struggles against Asian Development Bank policies, projects and programs that threaten people’s lives, the environment and their communities


Government (Burma/Myanmar)

Ministry of Commerce
About: The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) implements economic reforms towards a market-oriented economy especially in the trade sector. MOC's objectives are to support internal and external trade activities for the economic development of the country; to upgrade the commercial efficiency of the public and private trading houses; to increase the foreign exchange earnings of the country by export promotion; to encourage the trading activities of co-operatives and private entrepreneurs.
Ministry of Energy
About: The Ministry of Energy (MEG) carries out the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, refining, the manufacturing of petrochemicals and transportation, as well as the distribution of petroleum products.
Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterpise
About: Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) is a state owned enterpriseand is responsible for the upstream petroleum sub-sector. MOGE's responsibilities include to explore and produce oil and gas by using its own resources; to supply domestic natural gas by constructing its own pipelines; to supply compressed natural gas as a substitute fuel for vehicles; to participate in production sharing agreements in cooperation with foreign oil companies.
Ministry of Mining
About: The Ministries objectives are to fulfill domestic raw material for mineral resources and promote export of same; to promote production of mineral raw materials which would initiate development of heavy industries leading to long term national development; to emphasize exploration and production of important mineral resources.

International Organizations (IGOs)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations
About: The aims and purposes of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region; to promote regional peace and stability and active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields; to provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres; to collaborate more effectively for the greater utilisation of their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
About: The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations's (FAO) mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union.
International Finance Cooperation
About: The International Finance Cooperation (IFC) offers development-impact solutions through firm-level interventions (direct investments, advisory services, and theIFC Asset Management Company); by promoting global collective action; by strengthening governance and standard-setting; and through business-enabling-environment work. Together with the World Bank, IFC has started its engagement in Myanmar with a series of assessments, including a legal and regulatory review of the country’s investment climate and a business environment perception survey of small and medium enterprises. 
International Monetary Fund
About: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Office of the European Union in Myanmar
About: The European Union (EU) seeks an active collaboration with the Myanmar authorities, to assist the reform process and to contribute to political, economic and social development. Areas of cooperation are human rights, trade and responsible investment, biodiversity and deforestation, as well as health and education.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
About: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems in order to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
United Nations Development Programme
About: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been implementing the Human Development Initiative (HDI) in Myanmar since 1994 to provide support to poor communities in areas of food security, primary health care, environment, HIV/AIDS, and training and education. UNDP currently works in more than 60 townships around the country. UNDP’s initiatives target the most vulnerable communities and work to improve opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
World Bank
About: The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. In 2012 the World Bank endorsed an Interim Strategy for Myanmar. This strategy will guide the Bank Group’s work in the country through March 2014, focusing on accelerating poverty reduction by helping to reform institutions to deliver better services to people during this critical transition period.


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