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Title: Asia Society Profile of Burma
Description/subject: Map, statistics. Useful option of comparing statistics of up to 5 countries, though I was rather surprised at the figure of US$million 39 given for Burma's military expenditures (1997-98) compared with US$million 85 for Cambodia and US$billion 2.075 for Thailand (CIA figures). There is also a list, from Keesing's Worldwide, of senior Government officials (Gens. Tin Oo and Sit Maung still retain a ghostly presence in the SPDC - as of September 2001). Another potentially useful feature is a list of Myanmar-related events worldwide (though I was at a loss to see the relevance of "Diaspora Paradigms: New Scholarship in Comparative Black History" and "Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection", two of the 5 Myanmar-related events proposed), though with a keyword search for Myanmar in the Events page, I found a notice for a scholarly conference in Rangoon. There are some good cultural and economic links and the list of Burma specialists (with contact details) is very useful.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Society
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Burma Profile
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: CIA Factbook, Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: CIA
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Eldis Myanmar country Profile
Description/subject: Many important reports, though some are simply general regional studies with refererences to Burma. A few dead links. 10 sectoral profiles - Health; Education; Gender; Agriculture; Trade and Finance; Governance; Environment; Poverty; Food security & emergencies; Aid and debt... Some key documents are missing - e.g. in Food Security, I did not see the People's Tribunal report on militarisation and food scarcity in Burma. The " Key websites" links are especially weak. Try also the Advanced Search.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Eldis
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Global Source Education Burma Project
Description/subject: Basic introduction for young people to the study of Burma. "The Burma Project is an educational initiative developed at Global Source in 2000 to introduce and support the study of modern Burma in secondary education....."
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2011


Title: Infoplease Entries on Myanmar
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Information on Myanmar
Description/subject: Agenda 21
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Myanmar - Wikipedia
Description/subject: * 1 Origin and history of the name; * 2 History; * 3 Politics; * 4 Administrative Divisions; * 5 Geography; * 6 Economy; * 7 Demographics: o 7.1 Ethnicity; o 7.2 Language; o 7.3 Religion; o 7.4 Education; * 8 Culture; * 9 Miscellaneous topics; * 10 International rankings; * 11 Notes; * 12 External links: o 12.1 Government; o 12.2 Other.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2005


Title: Myanmar background information
Description/subject: SPDC figures
Language: English
Source/publisher: ASEAN Secretariat
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Myanmar Online Encyclopedia
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Myanmar Online Encyclopedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2012


Title: Myanmar statistical data, 2006
Date of publication: 2006
Description/subject: To find the data, click on the Folder symbol to the right of the page, opposite the sector you are interested in, then open the corresponding Excel file.....Home... Climate... Population... Labour and Employment... Vital and Health... Agriculture,Livestock and Fishery... Forestry... Industry,Mines and Power... Construction... Coastal Trade... Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments... Prices and Internal Trade... Companies and Foreign Investment... Transport and Communications... National Accounts... Monetary... Public Finance... Education... Crime... Mass Media... Tourism... Other Social... Household expenditure.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Central Statistical Organization
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2014


Title: Myanmar statistical data, 2007
Date of publication: 2007
Description/subject: To find the data, click on the Folder symbol to the right of the page, opposite the sector you are interested in, then open the corresponding Excel file.....Home... Climate... Population... Labour and Employment... Vital and Health... Agriculture,Livestock and Fishery... Forestry... Industry,Mines and Power... Construction... Coastal Trade... Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments... Prices and Internal Trade... Companies and Foreign Investment... Transport and Communications... National Accounts... Monetary... Public Finance... Education... Crime... Mass Media... Tourism... Other Social... Household expenditure.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Central Statistical Organization
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2014


Title: Myanmar statistical data, 2008
Date of publication: 2008
Description/subject: To find the data, click on the Folder symbol to the right of the page, opposite the sector you are interested in, then open the corresponding Excel file.....Home... Climate... Population... Labour and Employment... Vital and Health... Agriculture,Livestock and Fishery... Forestry... Industry,Mines and Power... Construction... Coastal Trade... Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments... Prices and Internal Trade... Companies and Foreign Investment... Transport and Communications... National Accounts... Monetary... Public Finance... Education... Crime... Mass Media... Tourism... Other Social... Household expenditure.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Central Statistical Organization
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2014


Title: Myanmar statistical data, 2009
Date of publication: 2009
Description/subject: To find the data, click on the Folder symbol to the right of the page, opposite the sector you are interested in, then open the corresponding Excel file..... Home... Climate... Population... Labour and Employment... Vital and Health... Agriculture,Livestock and Fishery... Forestry... Industry,Mines and Power... Construction... Coastal Trade... Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments... Prices and Internal Trade... Companies and Foreign Investment... Transport and Communications... National Accounts... Monetary... Public Finance... Education... Crime... Mass Media... Tourism... Other Social... Household expenditure.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Central Statistical Organization
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2014


Title: Myanmar: historical population statistics
Description/subject: SEARCH FOR MYANMAR...Growth of the population per country in a historical perspective, including administrative divisions and principal towns: historical demographical data of the whole country; historical demographical data of the administrative divisions; historical demographical data of the urban centers.
Author/creator: Jan Lahmeyer
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Profile of Union of Myanmar (ASEAN Secretariat)
Language: English
Source/publisher: ASEAN Secretariat
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Union of Myanmar
Description/subject: Background: Despite multiparty elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party winning a decisive victory, the military junta ruling the country refused to hand over power. Key opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG San Suu Kyi, under house arrest from 1989 to 1995, continues to have her activities restricted; her supporters are routinely harassed or jailed. General facts about the country.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: University of Colorado at Boulder - University Libraries - Burma/Myanmar page
Description/subject: Government Information | Country Profiles | Diplomatic Relations | Health | Peacekeeping & Military Information | Resources in the Catalog | Related Topics
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Colorado at Boulder
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: World Bank Myanmar page
Description/subject: "The World Bank has begun the process of re-engaging with the Government to support reforms that will benefit all of the people of Myanmar, including the poor and vulnerable. Comparable country data for Myanmar can't be provided at this time..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Bank
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2000: Historical Background
Date of publication: October 2001
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Documentation Unit, NCGUB
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: Yearbook main page: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/yearbooks/Main.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma: Ripe for Change
Date of publication: May 2008
Description/subject: City of whispers: Among Rangoon’s six million souls, a few have secret conversations with Dinyar Godrej.... Stale news is best: Burmese editor Aye Chan Myate invites us into her office for a day.... The price of defiance: Former political prisoners speak out.... 'All history is propaganda' If you are a student in Burma.... A shrunken world: Refugees in Shan state, on the run from the military.... Eye candy: The delights of national television.... Burma - the facts: Burma is a country with very poor reporting on most basic indicators. International agencies have limited access.... Caucus of terrorists: Dinyar Godrej concludes his report: meeting enemies of the State – and looking to the future.... Corporate hogwash: Investors in Burma have blood on their hands, according to Maung Maung.... Action on Burma: Give your active support to organizations that lobby on behalf of the issues that matter to Burma’s people.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Internationalist" Special issue on Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2008


Title: International Travel Burma (Myanmar) Country Specific Information
Description/subject: Updated regularly
Language: English
Source/publisher: US Govt.
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2011


Title: Key Indicators 2007: Inequality in Asia
Date of publication: August 2007
Description/subject: "Key Indicators" is the ADB's annual statistical publication and includes socio-economic and financial indicators for 45 developing member countries of the ADB, including Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Format/size: pdf, excel
Alternate URLs: www.adb.org/documents/books/key_indicators/2007/xls/MYA.xls
www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Key_Indicators/2007
http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Key_Indicators/2007/default.asp
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2007


Title: Vorsichtiger Optimismus - Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Myanmar/Birma
Date of publication: February 2001
Description/subject: Bericht des Asien-Pazifik-Referenten der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung �ber die aktuelle Situation in Burma am Anfang des Jahres 2001. Kommentar zum Beginn des Dialogs zwischen Aung San Suu Kyi und SPDC im Oktober 2000 und Prognosen zu dessen m�glichem Verlauf.
Author/creator: Norbert von Hofmann
Language: Deutsch
Source/publisher: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn / Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Bonn
Format/size: pdf (130.37 K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/48647508/Vorsichtiger-Optimismus---Aktuelle-Entwicklungen-in-Myanmar-Bi...
Date of entry/update: 06 August 2010


Title: World Bank: Myanmar Data Profile
Description/subject: Figures on Topics Agriculture & Rural Development, Infrastructure, Aid Effectiveness, Labor & Social Protection, Economic Policy and External Debt, Poverty, Education, Private Sector, Energy & Mining, Public Sector, Environment, Science & Technology, Financial sector, Social Development, Health, Urban Development,
Language: English, Español, Français, العربية
Source/publisher: World Bank
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2011