Feasibility study for a social investment programme
Project Title: Social Investment Feasibility Study Location: Myanmar Client: Private sector client Date: August 2015 – December 2015
Montrose was contracted to conduct a Social Investment Feasibility Study which assessed the current socio-economic environment in Myanmar.
The client required a feasibility study to be undertaken to assess the socio-economic environment in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The purpose of the study was to validate the client’s social investment (SI) concepts and inform the design of a conflict-sensitive and inclusive, as well as socially and economically relevant social investment programme.
A Montrose team of international and national experts conducted extensive desk research and field work in Myanmar. Montrose sought to achieve the client’s objectives as follows:
- Identify and prioritise the extent of possible local development needs;
- Identify and scope out potential SI interventions;
- Outline key risks and sensitivities for conducting SI in the client’s area of interest;
- Identify the main elements (risk mitigation measures) of an overarching, inclusive, non-discriminatory, "do-no-harm" social investment strategy;
- Provide SI relevant socio-economic baseline information, building upon existing socio-economic baseline understanding;
- Test the client’s preliminary approach to social investment in Rakhine State; and
- Provide recommendations on types of social investments.