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Bent Roads: Exploring the Impact of Development Projects in Two Communities in Myanmar

December 14th, 2022  •  Author:   Karen Peace Support Network  •  1 minute read
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Introduction

This report outlines the findings from community-based research on gravel extraction and road building in two villages in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District, which is situated in the Karen National Union-controlled area of Myanmar. Based on qualitative research, it outlines the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of extraction and construction projects on the two communities, whilst casting a wider net at investment projects in Myanmar and the human rights situation there. The purpose of this research is to better understand these project-affected communities in order to plan interventions and capacity building, as well as to contribute to making visible the often invisibilised struggles of rural, ethnic and indigenous peoples in Burma.


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