Myanmar: Cross-Cutting Governance Challenges

40 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last revised: 14 Apr 2015

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Cullen S. Hendrix

University of Denver - Josef Korbel School of International Studies; Peterson Institute for International Economics

Marcus Noland

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; East-West Center

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Date Written: March 16, 2015

Abstract

Since 2010, Myanmar has been in the midst of a multifaceted transition, involving economic reforms, the resolution of multiple long-standing civil conflicts, and a nascent transition to democratic rule. These transitions are coinciding with a resource-led economic boom. Hendrix and Noland assess the current status of governance institutions, as well as their performance in comparison to member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and selected other countries. They discuss outstanding problem areas related to economic governance, particularly in the legal system, the business regulatory framework, and in bureaucratic capacity, as well as the potential use of external policy anchors, particularly in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative process, to strengthen Myanmar’s ongoing reform effort.

Keywords: Myanmar, governance, economic reform, resource curse

JEL Classification: N45, P28, D72, D73

Suggested Citation

Hendrix, Cullen S. and Noland, Marcus, Myanmar: Cross-Cutting Governance Challenges (March 16, 2015). Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 15-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2579131 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2579131

Cullen S. Hendrix (Contact Author)

University of Denver - Josef Korbel School of International Studies ( email )

Denver, CO 80208
United States

Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Marcus Noland

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

East-West Center ( email )

1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
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