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Release of NRGI’s roadmap for distributing Myanmar’s natural resource revenues

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) released it’s publication, “Sharing the wealth: A roadmap for distributing Myanmar’s natural resource revenues” in February 2016. A number of CESD’s research papers, notably on governance structures and arrangements, are referenced in the publication.

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A review of local development funds

A recent review of local development funds looked at the way such funds operate in Myanmar, how they support local development, and the impact they have on fiscal decentralisation.  The review was undertaken by MDRI-CESD, together with The Asia Foundation and ActionAid Myanmar.

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State and region public finances report

CESD, together with The Asia Foundation and International Growth Centre, launched the latest research paper on sub-national governance on 6 October 2015. The paper, “State and Region Public Finances in Myanmar” is the eighth in the sub-national governance series of papers.

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Publication: Development Affairs Organizations

The Asia Foundation and CESD report on Development Affairs Organizations (DAOs) looks at how DAOs are structured and how they operate, outlining their history, functions, key business processes (at the state, region and township levels), and how they have been redefined in recent years.

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Research outcomes presented at “Myanmar and the sustainable development goals” conference

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.

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Discussion paper series: Subnational governments in Myanmar

A discussion paper series examining the decentralisation process in Myanmar – including the political, administrative, and fiscal aspects of decentralization – provides timely research on subnational governance issues to inform ongoing policy and reform processes.

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Paper: Administering the State in Myanmar (overview of GAD)

The General Administration Department (GAD) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) plays a wide range of roles, ranging from tax collection, to land management, and various registration and certification processes. The GAD also supports coordination and communication among the Union of Myanmar’s 36 government ministries, and connects the capital of Nay Pyi Taw to approximately 3,133 urban wards and 13,620 village tracts (representing 63,938 villages across Myanmar).

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Paper: Local governance dynamics in South East Myanmar

This report, prepared by two independent consultants for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) looks at governance dynamics in South East Myanmar, and possible opportunities to promote good local governance. The report references a number of CESD’s research papers, including papers in the sub-national governance series.
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Paper: Catalyzing subnational development in Myanmar

This report, authored by Kyosuke Inada for the Asia Foundation, with support from CESD’s Cindy Joelene, looks at how plannings across different sectors can align with decentralisation processes in Myanmar.

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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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