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Paper: Natural resources and subnational governments

This paper  provides an overview of state and regional governments’ roles in natural resource governance, highlighting the mining, oil and gas, timber, and hydropower sectors. It provides an overview of the current laws, systems and practices surrounding natural resources, and is intended to lay the groundwork for future research and to inform policy debate.

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Paper: Fiscal decentralization

CESD’s “Fiscal Decentralization in Myanmar” paper looks at decentralization as a strategy for strengthening public services, encouraging development, and securing peace and stability. It argues that despite important first steps being taken in the decentralization process, including an increase in the amount of national expenditure being allocated to state and region budgets (the amount tripled in 2013 to 11.8 percent), further reform is required to distribute budgetary resources.

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Report: Women’s participation in governance

What proportion of key decision-making positions in government are occupied by women? Why is women’s participation in governance structures important? And what are the barriers and enabling factors for women’s participation in Myanmar’s governance structures?

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Launch of report on fiscal decentralization

MDRI-CESD and The Asia Foundation released their report, “Fiscal Decentralization: Towards a roadmap for reform” on 27 June 2014.

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Strategic choices for the future of agriculture in Myanmar

CESD and Michigan State University issued a press release, dated 20 June 2014, regarding some of their research findings in the agriculture sector.  The press release, “Strategic choices for the future of agriculture in Myanmar” can be downloaded here

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Report outlines barriers and enabling factors for participation of Myanmar women in governance structures

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has come out with a new report, ‘Women’s Participation in the Sub-national Governance of Myanmar’. It is the third paper in the Sub-national Governance in Myanmar Discussion Paper Series, jointly developed by CESD and The Asia Foundation.

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Press release: New report maps subnational role in Myanmar natural resource governance

The Myanmar Development Resource Institute – Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD), The Asia Foundation, and the International Growth Centre, have released a report presenting the ‘knowns and unknowns’ of natural resource revenue sharing in Myanmar.

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Launch of report on women’s participation in government and public administration

MDRI-CESD and The Asia Foundation released their report “Women’s Participation in the Subnational Governance of Myanmar” on 17 June 2014, at the International Business Centre, Yangon.

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Launch of report on the natural resources sector management and governance

MDRI-CESD and The Asia Foundation released their report “Natural resources and subnational governance in Myanmar: key considerations for wealth sharing” on 17 June 2014 at the International Business Centre, Yangon.

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