Tenth Workshop of the "Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar 2019-2020" Program: 2020 Burmese General Election Survey Research Program Remote Workshop "Sampling Workshop"
EAI has provided ongoing research and institutional assistance to the strengthening of civil society organizations and democracy promotion through the “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar” program since 2015. The tenth workshop of the 2019-2020 program, “Promoting Civil Society Engagement in Myanmar’s Electoral Democracy,” was held online on October 28th 2020.
In the tenth workshop, discussions based on partner organizations’ research proposals and sampling methodology took place. Before students had the chance to participate in discussions, they acquired theoretical knowledge by reading existing reports produced in Myanmar to develop social research papers related to democracy. Then, the students were engaged in this workshop with Chun Seok Kim, the Senior Executive Director of Hankook Research to examine the rationales of each partner organization’s sampling procedures and discussed ways to develop their survey research by enhancing representativeness of survey samples.
Due to COVID-19, EAI has replaced the tenth Yangon workshop which was scheduled during summer to an online platform with remote workshop sessions. EAI plans to hold further workshops on civil society engagement in electoral democracy in light of Myanmar’s November 2020 general elections for four months. The “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar” program has been supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) since 2015.
Chun Seok Kim, Senior Executive Director of Hankook Research
Juhyun Jun, Research Associate at EAI
Sandhi Governance Institute
Yangon School of Political Science
Yone Kyi Yar Knowledge Propagation Society
Naushawng Development Institute