Ngu Wah Win

Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Economics, Chaing Mai University with prior experience in public policy and research, especially in Myanmar's economic development.

Research: Agriculture (trade, value chains, climate resilience), migration (labor economics, social protection), financial inclusion (fintech, digital solutions for smallholders).

Expertise: Policy analysis, research design and implementation (surveys, focus groups, interviews), stakeholder engagement, project management, communication, coordination (inter-ministerial, international).

Experience: World Bank, ADB, JICA, Myanmar government ministries, knowledge institutions.

Focus: Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar and Thailand.

Selected publications


  • “The gender wage gap in Myanmar: Adding insult to injury?.” Co-author with Henrik Hansen, John Rand, Research Paper, University of Copenhagen, see or
  • “Inequality in Myanmar: Structural Change, Policy Outcomes and Gender Dimensions” in Choong, S., and Lee, H.A. eds,   Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia: Old Fractures, New Frontiers, ISEAS, Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. (2021), lead author with Zaw Oo, Jana Rue Glutting, Aung Htun and S Kanayde.
  • “Agricultural Exports from Myanmar to China: A Value Chain Analysis of Maize,”in Menon, J. and Roth, V. eds, Agricultural Trade between China and the Greater Mekong Subregion Countries: A Value Chain Analysis:  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, (2022) lead author with Zaw Oo, Aung Htun, Zaw Min Naing  
  • "Paving the way for successful youth" Myanmar Times article. (2019)
  • “GSP: Hidden Iceberg” Myanmar Times. November 2018.
  • “Increasing the Impact of Public Spending on Agriculture Growth,” Myanmar Agriculture Public Expenditure Review. World Bank, Washington DC., June 2017.
  • Post-Floods and Landslides Needs Assessment in Myanmar, World Bank, Myanmar (2015), a comprehensive needs assessment report following the disasters.
  • Myanmar trade and investment strategy, Bureau of East Asia Economic Research, Australian National University (2015), a report written in collaboration with BEAER, ANU researchers.
  • Fiscal management in Myanmar (ADB Economics Working Paper Series), ADB, Manila (2015), a policy research monograph co-authored with other research team members.
  • Strategic Choices for the Future of Agriculture in Myanmar (2012), a research report in collaboration with Michigan State University, USA.
  • A strategic agricultural sector and food security diagnostic for Myanmar (2013), a research publication in collaboration with Michigan State University and International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
  • Impacts of Natural Disaster on Well-being, Happiness and Social Capital in Two Nargis-affected Areas in Myanmar (2010), a research publication.