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Natural Resources and Sub - national Governments in Myanmar: Key considerations for wealth sharing

The research presented in this discussion paper provides an overview of the current role of subnational government in natural resource management andrevenue collection in Myanmar. Natural resources provide a large share of government revenue, and there is potential for growth in these sectors in coming years. The government under President Thein Sein has made reform of the natural resource management system a priority, and the topic remains the subject of great interest among the wider public and civil society. In addition, natural resource management and revenue collection has long been a contentious issue in the country’s numerous ethnic conflicts and will need to be fully considered in the political dialogue. As discussion of potential future reforms takes place, an overview of the current laws, systems, and practices surrounding these areas is intended to lay the groundwork for future research and inform policy debate.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Provincial and local governments
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
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License Creative Commons Attribution

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:

Co-author (individual) Thet Aung Lynn, Mari Oye
Publisher The Asia Foundation – Myanmar
Publication date 2014
Date uploaded October 19, 2016, 04:07 (UTC)
Date modified December 31, 2020, 04:38 (UTC)