Doing Research in Myanmar - Country Report
Despite nearly a decade of political liberalization and economic reforms, and a growing demand for evidence-based policymaking in Myanmar, there remains fundamental weaknesses in the country’s social science research system. As in other developing countries, the instrumentality of social science is often overlooked by the government and its partners in the pursuit of national development objectives and specific policy goals. This is exacerbated by financial constraints, and the immensity and range of development priorities. In Myanmar, international actors play an important role in national development, but this often means that too little attention is given to growing the local research system.