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Paper: A primer on subnational finances and fiscal decentralisation in Myanmar

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In a collection of papers on Myanmar’s financial sector, CESD’s Giles Dickenson-Jones and Cindy Joelene provide a summary of the fiscal structures at the state and region (subnational) level, highlighting the relevance of Myanmar’s political, administrative and economic systems to public financial management reforms.

Mr Dickenson-Jones and Ms Joelene note that the potential benefits of fiscal decentralisation are heavily dependent on the functioning of a number of processes and institutions, including:

  • how expenditure is conducted by the Department of Public Works;
  • the extent subnational governments can use the existing administrative infrastructure to collect revenue; and
  • the formal and informal relationships between union and subnational governments that inform resource allocation.

Paper title: A primer on subnational finances and fiscal decentralisation in Myanmar

Publication name: Collection of papers on Myanmar’s financial sector

Authors: Giles Dickenson-Jones and Cindy Joelene

Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Myanmar and Thura Swiss

Publication date: January 2016

Language: English

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