Om Ki, M.A.

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PhD Student

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

Germany

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Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • MSME Finance
  • Microfinance Sector Development
  • Banking Sector Development

PhD Project

Microfinance and Economic Welfare: Economic Evaluation of Microfinance Loans in Myanmar

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein

Academic Education

Since 2017   Ph.D in International Development Studies
Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
2012 - 2014   M.A (Development Management)
Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
1999 - 2004   Bachelor of Engineering
Yangon Technological University, Myanmar

Publications

Om Ki, Foerch, T., San Thein, Waldschmidt, S. (2016): Myanmar's Financial Sector: A Challenging Environment for Banks (Third Edition). Yangon. GIZ.
<https://www.giz.de/en/downloads/giz2016-en-Banking_Report.pdf>

Om Ki, Foerch, T., San Thein, Waldschmidt, S. (2015): Myanmar's Financial Sector: A Challenging Environment for Banks. Yangon. GIZ.
<https://www.giz.de/en/downloads/giz2015-en-myanmar-financial-sector.pdf>

Teaching

  • As a technical expert of USAID Private Sector Development project, Om Ki conducted two-day “Trainings on Small Enterprises Lending”  at the Myanmar Microfinance Association (MMFA), Yangon  in 5 batches in 2017, having trained 100+ senior credit officers and branch managers from 50+ microfinance institutions.
  • Together with an international consultant, Om Ki conducted a two-day “Training on SME Finance” for 20+ senior staff of “Ayeyarwaddy Farmers’ Development Bank” in Yangon in 2017. 

Professional Experience

01/2017 – 10/2017   Senior Program Officer (Access to Finance)
USAID – Private Sector Development Project, Yangon, Myanmar
04/2015 – 12/2016   Technical Expert (Banking and Finance)
GIZ - Financial Sector Development Project, Yangon, Myanmar
05/2014 – 03/2015   Jr. Technical Expert (Banking and Finance)
GIZ - Financial Sector Development Project, Yangon, Myanmar
07/2004 – 01/2010   Co-founder, Director and English-Maths Teacher (Self-employment)
Licensed Boarding School for Grade-11 and 10 students, Pyay, Myanmar

Awards

Since 2017   Catholic Academic Exchange Services (KAAD), Germany
Merit scholarship for Ph.D (International Development Studies)
2012 – 2014   Catholic Academic Exchange Services (KAAD), Germany
Merit scholarship for M.A (Development Management)