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Myanmar, a country in transition, can be an unfamiliar environment to navigate for aid workers and consultants. Cesar Umali Jr., who was part of the first World Bank project in Myanmar in 25 years, shared a few takeaways from his experience working in development's new frontier.
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Global development recruiters named French as the most in-demand language, according to Devex's recent career trends survey. But fewer students across the United States are learning the language.