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New UMD Books in Print

Six new print volumes in the Understanding Myanmar’s Development (UMD) series of new research from Myanmar academics has arrived, with the generous support of IDRC / CRDI! Details as follows: […]

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UMD 26: Tradition and Modernity in Ta’ang Tea Cultivation

Gendered Forms of Knowledge, Ecology, Migration and Practice in Kyushaw Village Kyushaw village, a small Ta’ang community in Northern Shan State, has for generations been dominated by household tea cultivation […]

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UMD 25: Education amid Renunciation

The Movement of Young Ta’ang Girls from Conflict Areas to Mandalay’s Nunneries This research provides an look at the recent phenomenon of young nuns from remote Ta’ang villages in Shan […]

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UMD 24: Fight or Flight

Land Grabbing in the Development of Mandalay’s International Airport and the Local Fight for Justice Rural communities across Myanmar face land grabbing by state and military-led development projects. Land grabs […]

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UMD 23: Giving to Myanmar’s ‘Living Image’

The Mahamuni Pagoda’s Votive Networks and Management in a New Age of Urban Development The Mahamuni Pagoda is one of Myanmar’s most important Buddhist sites and a top tier attraction […]

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UMD 22: Negotiated Spaces and Kyukyaw Liminalities

Life and Community in the Informal Settlements of Mandalay’s Ayeyarwady Riverbank Focused on two adjacent riverbank communities in urban Mandalay with drastically different geographies and forms of materiality, this research […]

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UMD 20: Women’s Economic Empowerment

A Case Study of Internally Displaced Women’s Small and Microenterprises in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar This study explores how small and micro-enterprise contributes to the economic empowerment of internally displaced […]

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UMD 16: Rural to Urban Transition in a Former Periphery

State-led development, land use change and livelihood transformation in Kyaw, Gangaw Township, Myanmar The Township of Gangaw in the northernmost periphery of Magway Region is administratively, politically and ethnically part […]

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UMD 14: Erosion and Community Resilience

A Case Study of Shwetasoke Village, Kawa Township, Bago Region Dr. Zin Mar Latt has taken a deep dive into the life of rural Myanmar and the heavy challenges people […]

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UMD 7 : Gambling as Development

A Case Study of Myanmar’s Kokang Self-administered Zone This study examines the casino industry that has come to dominate, Kokang, a border region of northern Myanmar whose local population is […]

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