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  • Natural Resource Management

    Natural Resource Management

    Globally it is clear that the political problems resulting from natural resources are much more common in countries with weak political institutions and a lack of checks and balances. Myanmar is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

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  • Rights

    Rights

    Rights can be defined the moral or legal entitlement to have or do something. Human rights can be simply defined as: "Basic standards aimed at securing dignity and equality for all." They are covered by many different declarations and covenants.

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  • Economic Justice

    Economic Justice

    Spectrum's philosophy is that rich natural resource wealth should be shared by all citizens. Through our projects covering revenue transparency, budget transparency, taxation reform, integrity building and countering corruption, Spectrum promotes economic justice.

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  • Other Sectors

    Other Sectors

    There are many important cross-cutting areas – like gender, energy and education. These three have particular focus in Spectrum's programme and are strongly interlinked with our emphasis on resources, rights and justice.

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News

Cooking in the Clouds

17/07/2018

Cooking in the Clouds

Firewood and charcoal account for over 80% of total fuel consumption in Myanmar, one of the highest shares in Asian country. Firewood and Charcoal usage in daily cooking can cause deforestation, health...

Myanmar's Electricity Vision; Updating National Master Electrification Plan

15/07/2018

Myanmar's Electricity Vision; Updating National Master Electrification Plan

About 35 million people do not have access to reliable electricity in Myanmar (IEA,2014). Myanmar is mainly dependent on hydropower and gas for power generation, and its power development plan relies on...

Switching from candles to solar energy for lighting: A gender perspective

10/07/2018

Switching from candles to solar energy for lighting: A gender perspective

This briefing paper, based on primary research conducted in rural Chin State in Myanmar, explores the economics of candle use in rural areas and the non-economic incentives for women and men to...

Household lighting and children’s education

10/07/2018

Household lighting and children’s education

This briefing paper highlights the link between household lighting and after-school studying, based on primary research conducted in rural Chin State, Myanmar. In particular it highlights the potential benefits for children’s education...

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