Hydropower and Social Conflict in Vietnam: Lessons for Myanmar

Issue & Policy Briefs December 11, 2015, No. 187

Harnessing Myanmar’s hydropower, while essential for the country’s development, has significant potential to stir social unrest in ethnic states. Trang Do and Elliot Brennan argue that Vietnam’s experience in this regard holds a number of cautionary lessons, especially in terms of mitigating the negative consequences of displacement for affected communities.

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