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Title: Supporting the Transition: Understanding Aid to Myanmar Since 2011 - အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းမွဳကိုပံ့ပိုးကူညီျခင္း
Date of publication: February 2018
Description/subject: "Myanmar today is one of the world’s largest recipients of international development assistance, often referred to simply as “aid.” A history of underinvestment has left the country with the highest poverty rate in the region and critical deficits in infrastructure and social services, making it a priority for many development agencies. Myanmar was the seventh-largest recipient of international aid in 2015, and it is now the third-largest recipient per capita in the region—behind only Cambodia and Laos, which have far smaller populations. Expectations are for sustained, high engagement with the international community..."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: The Asia Foundation
Format/size: html,pdf (1.4MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs24/2018-02-00-Supporting-the-Transition_MM.pdf
Date of entry/update: 14 April 2018

Title: Critique of Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Blueprint for Development in Southeastern Burma/Myanmar
Date of publication: 01 December 2016
Description/subject: "TheJapan Internati onal Cooperati on Agency (JICA) has recently issued a blueprint that proposes industrial development in Southeast Burma/ Myanmar, purportedly to aid in the return and sett lement of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Karen and Mon States. However, the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN), a network of nearly 30 ethnic Karen organizati ons, cauti ons JICA that its blueprint for infrastructure development such as roads and industrial estates in the war-torn southeast is premature and fl awed, potenti ally exacerbati ng confl ict in the region. The KPSN (formerly KCBPSN) is the largest network of Karen civil society organizati ons in Burma/Myanmar.1 These organizati ons have been providing support for vulnerable people in this confl ict-torn region for decades, striving to empower local communiti es, build transparent and accountable insti tuti ons, and help create a sustainable peace in Burma/Myanmar. KPSN and its member organizati ons are important stakeholders which must be included in any development planning process in the Karen areas of the southeast...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kesan via "Burma Partnership"
Format/size: html, pdf (723K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.kesan.asia/
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2018

Title: Myanmar Public Expenditure Review 2015: Realigning the Union Budget to Myanmar's Development Priorities
Date of publication: September 2015
Description/subject: "... Union Budget policies have undergone fundamental shifts since 2011 to accelerate delivery of essential public services. This first ever Public Expenditure Review (PER) for Myanmar tries to better understand these shifts and recommend ways to further align budget policies to development priorities. Decades of government underspending on the back of a very low revenue base with no tax culture have contributed to poor economic and social outcomes. A new government in 2010 sought to redress this by implementing reforms towards a service oriented approach. The PER is a first step in deepening policy dialogue on Union Budget issues. It focuses on general government, and touches on State Economic Enterprises (SEEs) to the extent that they impact general government finances and fiscal policy. The Myanmar PER 2015 is divided into five parts: (i) sustainability of aggregate fiscal policy; (ii) rebalancing the composition of the Union Budget; (iii) improving coverage, quality and equity of education services; (iv) going from more to better government spending on health; and (v) a sound fiscal framework for sub-national service delivery. Findings and recommendations from each part will be discussed in greater detail with government counterparts to help develop a concrete plan of action. The PER is expected to be the start of future systematic analysis of Union Budget policies..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The World Bank
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2016

Title: RIDING THE WAVE OF REFORM - Fast-tracking Myanmar's future with good-quality aid
Date of publication: 21 January 2014
Description/subject: "In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented reform process, raising hopes for a new democracy. These reforms have been welcomed by the international community with rising levels of aid. If properly handled and spent, aid offers an opportunity to ha rness Myanmar’s economic potential and make it work for poor people – reducing inequality, providing essential services, building resilience, and promoting sustainable investment. This paper explores what good - quality aid should look like for Myanmar, what it could deliver for those living in poverty, and what decision makers can learn from other countries, to ensure that aid is a catalyst for democratic reform, equitable growth, and peace..."
Author/creator: Jasmine Burnley, Javier Pereira
Language: English
Source/publisher: OXFAM
Format/size: pdf (752K - reduced version; 1MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-riding-wave-reform-myanmar-aid-210114-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2014