Showing all Projects in Myanmar

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    Informal taxation and revenue mobilisation in Myanmar

    Taxation is essential to provide governments with the funds needed to deliver the public goods and services necessary for the social and economic development of a country. However, in Myanmar, the levels of formal taxation are among the lowest in the world, according to the IMF. These low levels are the subject of regularly commentary in the public sphere, often accompanied...

    7 Feb 2019 | Jared Bissinger

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    Evaluation of National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) Myanmar

    Since January 2013, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) has been implementing the National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) with support from the World Bank and other development partners (DPs). The objective of the project is to enable poor rural communities to benefit from improved access...

    8 Jan 2019 | Erica Field, Luke Fesko, Federica Esu

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    Support to ethnic armed organisations' Economic Working Committee for peace negotiations

    Sustainable peace arrangements should be built upon sound economic principles. This project supported those groups who have so far signed up to Myanmar’s National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) to identify common economic issues throughout the country’s regions, and how they can best be addressed by both national and regional governments. For such an ethnically...

    19 Jun 2018 | Paul Minoletti

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    Understanding foreign connections: How Myanmar's top exporters find buyers

    Since 2010, Myanmar has implemented political and economic reforms aimed at spurring growth and increasing the country’s participation in the global economy. Despite these reforms and the removal of international trade sanctions, Myanmar’s exports remain low and the trade deficit is widening. Part of the explanation for this poor performance lies in the fact that...

    12 Jan 2018 | Matthieu Teachout

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    Supporting project development processes in Mandalay

    In 2016, the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Comprehensive Education Development Center (CDEC) together with the USAID-Supported Private Sector Development Activity prepared a report for the Mandalay Regional Government (MRG) and the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) entitled “Promoting Inclusive Growth by Subnational Governments through Projects”....

    6 Dec 2017 | Paul Minoletti

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    Perceptions of Chinese investment in Myanmar

    Research to date supports the idea that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is conducive for growth and poverty alleviation. Apart from economic benefits, the current literature argues that FDI and international market integration promote democratisation and reduce the incidence of armed conflicts in the long run. Such findings hold important implications for an increasingly...

    12 Oct 2017 | Youyi Zhang, Ying Yao

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    Monitoring Myanmar's electrification plan: Welfare effects and access issues

    Myanmar is in energy poverty. Venture outside Yangon or Mandalay at night and one will be mostly faced with darkness. The Government of Myanmar rightly sees electrification as a national priority for growth. The National Electrification Plan (NEP) is an ambitious plan by the government to provide access to electricity for all by 2030, up from 34% today. It aims to achieve...

    13 Sep 2017 | Nicholas Ryan, Michael Greenstone, Robin Burgess

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    Artisanal jade mining in Myanmar

    Myanmar is the largest producer of jade in the world, accounting for 95% of global supply. In 2014, one report estimated annual jade production at $31bn - almost half of Myanmar’s GDP in that year - making it by far the country’s most valuable commodity. Yet little is known about the sector and most of its value evades official records and taxation processes. Despite...

    28 Jul 2017 | Win Min, Min Zar Ni Lin, Marjanneke Vijge

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    Spillovers from Special Economic Zones: Micro evidence from Myanmar

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are becoming an increasingly popular policy tool to spur job creation and economic development in Myanmar. However, there is little knowledge on how to best leverage their unique advantages. This IGC project evaluated the performance of the only operational SEZ in Myanmar, the Thilawa SEZ. With the Thilawa SEZ management team, it also...

    28 Jul 2017 | Amit Khandelwal, Matthieu Teachout, Rocco Macchiavello

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    Functional and expenditure assignments in Myanmar

    Decentralisation of fiscal power and responsibilities to sub-national governments is essential to achieve the emergence of a united federal democratic union as well as to achieve the government’s key policy objective of creating favourable economic conditions for balanced economic development across the States and Regions. Recent decentralisation reforms have empowered...

    14 Jul 2017 | Ildirim Valley, Hein Aung Kyaw, Lachlan McDonald