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Local Economic Governance in Myanmar

This paper explores local economic governance in Myanmar, starting with a review of decentralization in Myanmar and a detailed examination of key local economic governance actors. It then highlights two local governance issues that are potential areas for reform: (1) the local revenue system, which is often regressive and fee-dependent; and (2) the commonly used auction-license system, which can restrict competition and create economic rents. The final section includes recommendations for reforms that could help improve local economic governance.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Economic policy and administration
  • Government
  • Provincial and local governments
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
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The Asia Foundation – Myanmar No. 17, Thu Khi Tar Street Pyi Thar Yar Residence Lane (1) 15 Ward, Bauk Htaw Yankin Township, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: + 95 (1) 8603 578 Email:

Author (individual) Jared Bissinger
Publisher The Asia Foundation – Myanmar
Publication date 2016
Date uploaded October 18, 2016, 07:45 (UTC)
Date modified December 31, 2020, 03:49 (UTC)