Organization Background

Inya Economics was established in 2017 as a locally-based independent think tank with a strong focus on sustainable and inclusive development. The organization employs holistic and alternative approaches, as well as policy and academic advancements, to promote people’s prosperity. Its primary mission is to advance economic knowledge democratically and share economic value with society’s well-established members. Inya Economics strengthens policy considerations through rigorous evidence-based research that benefits a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, governmental bodies, and both non-profit and for-profit organizations.

For that purpose, Inya Economics has been implementing four major programs: Economics Education Program, Youth Development Program, Econ Insight Program and Private Sector Development Program.

Inya Economics has published an academic journal called Inya Economic Journal since 2017. Besides, bulletins and articles related to development issues in Myanmar are published occasionally.

Our Values

  • Innovation: We approach problems with innovative and critical solutions, always seeking new and better ways to address challenges.
  • Evidence-based: We base our strategies and decisions on rigorous analysis and research, using evidence to guide our actions.
  • Accountability: We are responsible for our actions and follow the principle of doing no harm, taking ownership of our mistakes and working to make things right.
  • Transparency: We value transparency and strive to maintain the organization’s reputation and image by operating in an open and honest manner.
  • Independence: As a local independent think tank, we are free to pursue our research and advocacy without external influence.
  • Diversity and human rights: At Inya Economics, we respect diversity and human rights in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, and political ideology. We do not tolerate any form of segregation over fundamental rights, and we value these inherent rights.
  • Inclusive economy: We are dedicated to working for an inclusive economy as the means to sustainable economic development, based on our firm beliefs and standpoint.

Our Vision

“To strengthen the economic development of Myanmar.”

Our Mission

Myanmar’s sustainable economic development can definitely become only in the context of the democratically accountable political system.

Organizational Governance

Our organization operates with a decentralized and accountable approach to governance. To ensure accountability, we have implemented a single management system for the entire organization. As part of this system, we have introduced the IE Police, which allows anyone to file a complaint if they believe our employees are not adhering to our values and policies. The IE Police system is designed to prevent discrimination of any kind, including discrimination based on gender, religion, ethnicity, and minority status. To file a complaint, please email us at