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Country Mapping: Myanmar

Myanmar faces special social, political, and economic challenges as it passes through a complex transitional phase. Religious institutions have long played central roles in peoples’ lives and in efforts to provide basic services. Further, the country is embroiled in complex conflicts that involve significant religious dimensions. Thus for those in Myanmar and outside who engage in different facets of development work, an appreciation both for the religious landscape and for its links to development challenges is especially critical. This project, a collaboration between the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center, aims to explore how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in the many facets of Myanmar's development. The purpose is to provide up-to-date information that might encourage interaction and collaboration among local faith-inspired organizations, international NGOs, and other development bodies currently operating in and around Myanmar, as well as those in the planning phase of projects there.

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