A report prepared for SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) evaluates VAHU Foundation, a registered non government organisation operating the CESD research program.
CESD’s U Tin Maung Than, Director of Training and Senior Research Fellow, joined with representatives from the Hanns Seidel Foundation and members and representatives of the Sagaing Region Parliament to discuss a federal system of government and public sector reform in Myanmar, on 26-27 July 2015.
A team of CESD senior researchers presented some of their recent research and publications at the Australian Myanmar Institute (AMI) “Myanmar and the sustainable development goals” conference, held at Yangon University, 10 – 12 July 2015.
The Asia Foundation, together with CESD, launched their report “Conceptualizing public sector reform in Myanmar” on 7 July 2015. The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Kim N. B. Ninh, said the report is important for bringing together different voices and approaches for the ongoing conversation about public sector reform in Myanmar.
The Government of Myanmar’s fiscal management objectives, outlined in the Framework for Economic and Social Reforms (2013), include plans for an increasing proportion of government spending on health and education, and a decline in spending on the military. The government has also recognized the need to reduce reliance on resource revenues and to prioritize tax policy and tax administration reform.