IGC Myanmar economists contribute to paper on fiscal management in Myanmar

IGC Myanmar Country Director Ian Porter and Country Economist Andrea Smurra, as well as the former Country Economist Mari Oye, have prepared a new Asian Development Bank publication on ‘Fiscal management in Myanmar’, alongside several researchers from MDRI –CESD.

This paper shows that Myanmar’s present government has restored a measure of fiscal discipline, reoriented fiscal priorities, and established a clear set of fiscal objectives in the Framework for Economic and Social Reforms.

The Government of Myanmar now has to prioritise how best to implement these fiscal objectives while strengthening long-run fiscal discipline. This new publication provides a broad range of recommendations on how this can be achieved, using analysis of Myanmar’s present and past fiscal situation alongside insights provided by the experience of other countries.