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E.g., 12/11/2019
E.g., 12/11/2019
A young women in Kachin state, doing household chore photo by: David Hempenstall/Oxfam
Women are less able to make their views heard in public decision-making processes in Myanmar. Therefore, budget priorities can fail to reflect their specific situations and priorities. This research looks specifically at what women understand and think about government budgets. It reveals that...
ၤFishermen in Kyauk Phyu/ Photo by: Kaung Htet
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are clearly demarcated geographic areas where different legal and regulatory regimes relating to business and trading activities apply. Originally established as a way of circumventing trade restrictions, SEZs are usually intended to create an environment that will...
Agriculture plays a crucial role in the economy of Myanmar and is central to the lives of most of its population, 66 percent of whom live in rural areas. According to the previous government‟s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI), in 2013–14 agriculture contributed 23 percent of the...
It‟s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not  just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers. The very design of our economies and the principles of our economics have taken us to this extreme,...
Myanmar Currency
Key terms in social accountability and PFM Social Accountability: An approach that involves citizens and civil society directly or indirectly exacting accountability from governments and institutions. Social accountability can be understood as having two sides. One is the process of public and...
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