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Lin Zaw Min

Lin Zaw Min

New World AsiaGlobal Fellow

Co-founder

Myanmar Institute of Politics and Public Policy

Myanmar

About Lin Zaw Min

Lin Zaw Min has over a decade of work experience in private and public sector development in ASEAN countries, especially Myanmar, Singapore, and Indonesia. He is the co-founder of the Myanmar Institute of Politics and Public Policy and has played a crucial role in leading policy reforms and educational initiatives in Myanmar. He advised the government and parliament of Myanmar (2014-2021) dealing with complex policy challenges and strengthening international cooperation. He aims to foster knowledge exchange and share his expertise to further global development projects to build the world as a better place. He has obtained a great deal of knowledge on global issues and international development from interactions with world leading experts, and travelling to many places in three continents, Asia, Europe and North America, benefiting from the great opportunities to observe and to have exchanges with different cultures, knowledge, and experiences.

His contributions revolve around his experience in policy development and understanding of Southeast Asian socio-political dynamics. His decade-long career spans ASEAN countries' private and public sectors. He has consulted for various governments and international institutions, such as the World Bank, UN agencies, ASEAN, the EU, Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, and EuroCham in Myanmar and Singapore. Moreover, he worked for prestigious research institutions from east and west, including Harvard Kennedy School, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University and Peking University.

He is well trained for public policy and economics through several world leading institutions, including the National University of Singapore for Master in Public Policy (Li Ka Shing Scholar), University of Tokyo (MOFA Scholar), Tsinghua University for International Master of Public Administration (MOFCOM Scholar), and Peking University (Dongfang Scholar) and for his PhD (MOFCOM Scholar) in Theoretical Economics (National Development). He has also been an active panellist in global forums organized by institutions like the London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, and the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), discussing and disseminating ideas and policies on a global platform.

His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will conduct a comprehensive study of Hong Kong's economic development and implications for developing countries. He is also eager to analyze the impact of China’s assistance on the economic development of recipient countries and case studies of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries.

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