Social Business Seeks to Boost 100,000 Sesame-Farming Households

Proximity Designs, a social enterprise and one of Myanmar’s largest providers of agricultural products and services, aims its service to reach 100,000 sesame-farming households in the next three years. The social enterprise announced this during the launch of its research paper titled When It Rains, It Pours: Challenges and Opportunities in Myanmar’s Sesame Value Chain. […]

Smartphones Bring Happiness And Headaches To Myanmar

The number of mobile subscribers in Myanmar has quickly grown in a short five years from a mere 500,000 to more than 22 million — giving Burmese a crash course in all the benefits and challenges new technology can bring. Myanmar’s low electrification rates, recurring power outages and poor Internet infrastructure mean that this growth […]

Myanmar: Banknotes in boxes and power outages

For the first time ever, Myanmar has been host to a regional summit of the World Economic Forum. Despite a variety of problems in the country, pundits expect the domestic economy to expand in the years ahead. The president doesn’t have any time. Consultants from the UK, Germany, US and EU are waiting outside his […]