Centre for Economic and Social Development, Myanmar Development Research Institute

Following Myanmar’s economic changes of 2011, the government established the Myanmar De-velopment Resource Institute (MDRI) and its three separate centers: the Center for Economic and Social Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for Legal Affairs. The MDRI was created for the purpose of serving as an independent source of policy anal-ysis for the government. According to the Brookings Institute, the MDEI was also expected to play an important role in informing the public about policy issues and in training policymakers and policy analysts.