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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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Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Research Interests

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

PhD Project

Impacts of Irrigational Infrastructure Investment Interventions on Agricultural Households: A Theory-based Impact Evaluation of Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project in Bago Region, Myanmar

Against the contextual background of political and economic liberalization processes that commenced in 2011, Myanmar is becoming one of the top recipients of official development assistance (ODA), and the elected civil government has also been allocating rising volume of the budget to the delivery of public goods and services, thereby resulting in the implementation of increasing portfolio of development projects and programs. Notwithstanding this scenario, systematic and objective examination and assessment of the impacts of these publicly-funded development interventions remains significantly limited, and robust and rigorous impact evaluation studies in Myanmar are hardly observed and rarely publicly available. This study thus aims at investigating, identifying and measuring the impacts of the ODA-funded Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project implemented in Bago Region of Myanmar on the socio-economic welfare, particularly on the income, of the agricultural households from the perspectives of the beneficiary farmers as well as at generating a scholarly contribution to addressing the global gap of rigorous impact evaluation studies of development interventions. With a view to addressing not only finding out “what works and what doesn’t” but also identifying “why”, a theory-based impact evaluation approach is selected to be undertaken, employing the Productivity Method as the theoretical and conceptual framework. This study also seeks to contribute to filling the extreme gap of academic literature on robust impact evaluation of the projects implemented in Myanmar, as well as to facilitate making evidence-based decisions on projects, programs or policies so that the development interventions will maximize the generation of optimal benefits and results.

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)

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Anne Siebert: Transforming urban food systems in South Africa: unfolding food sovereignty in the city. In: The Journal of Peasant Studies (online first).

Amr Khafagy: Finance, Distribution and the Economic Objective of Financial Cooperative Institutions, in: Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 1-25 (early view).

Mariana Vilmondes Türke: Business and Human Rights in Brazil: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence and Operational-Level Grievance Mechanisms in the Case of Kinross Paracatu Gold Mine, in: Revista de Direito Internacional, v. 15, n. 2

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