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Research Capacity and Cooperation in Myanmar (RECCOM)

2018 - 2021 (Completed)
This project aims at building increased analytical capacity among Myanmar researchers.

The project aims at building increased analytical capacity among Myanmar researchers; contribute to better informed debate within Myanmar about key domestic and international policy developments through trainings, joint publications; and connect local partner institutions with each other and with international policy and academic networks.

Funding program

The project is funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Yangon.


Chinese and Japanese investments in Myanmar – what determines their environmental friendliness?

June 24, 2021

What determines whether companies investing in developing countries proceed in an environmentally friendly way? A new article published at level 2 by researchers at Harvard and NUPI examines this question.


Publication : Academic article

Environmental performance of foreign firms: Chinese and Japanese firms in Myanmar

Little is known about how the environmental approaches of foreign investors in developing countries are formed. The objective of this study is to conceptualize ...
Publication : Academic article

Using satellite data and machine learning to study conflict-induced environmental and socioeconomic destruction in data-poor conflict areas: The ca...

This paper studies socioeconomic and environmental changes in the neighboring areas Bangladesh-Myanmar border from 2012 to 2019, thus covering the period ...
Publication : Academic article

Sharing the Spoils: Winners and Losers in the Belt and Road Initiative in Myanmar

This article studies the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on economic actors in Myanmar. It hypothesizes that the BRI has strong transformative ...

Project Manager

Indra Overland

Research Professor, Head of Research group on climate and energy



Mikkel Frøsig Pedersen

Deputy Head of Administration