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Ongoing discussions on reform of state and region governments

The initial research paper on state and region governments, prepared by CESD and The Asia Foundation (TAF) and released in September 2013, continues to support discussions on the operations of state and region governments, and the challenges and opportunities they face. The state and region governments were established under the 2008 Constitution and experienced significant changes to their composition following the 2015 elections.

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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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Community planning, local governance, and decentralization workshop

CESD co-hosted a workshop, “Change on the ground: Community planning, local governance, and decentralization” with the World Bank and the Department of Rural Development on 20 January 2016.

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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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Discussing federalism in Sagaing

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.

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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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Conceptualizing public sector reform in Myanmar

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.

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Participation in Asian Perspectives Series

CESD’s Senior Research Fellow, Tin Maung Than, was one of six experts presenting at The Asia Foundation’s Asian Perspectives Series, “Asian regional architecture: steps towards ASEAN integration”, held on 4 February 2015.

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