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Paper: Fiscal decentralization

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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.

FisDecen-MM_Page_01The paper looks at how best to proceed with fiscal decentralization in Myanmar, informing policy makers, civil society, political parties, and international development partners of principles and processes to guide a fiscal decentralization policy.

The paper presents ideas for decentralization that reflect the country’s context, and that build on existing structures and reforms, while leaving room for the longer‐term evolution of the decentralization process.

This report was generously funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Publication name: Subnational Governance in Myanmar Discussion paper #5: Fiscal decentralization in Myanmar: towards a roadmap for reform

Author(s): Hamish Nixon and Cindy Joelene

Supported by: The Asia Foundation and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID)

Publication date: June 2014

Language(s): Myanmar and English

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