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The Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to present this fourth volume in the Subnational Governance in Myanmar Discussion Paper Series.
...The research presented in this discussion paper
by Thet Aung Lynn and Mari Oye provides an
overview of the current role of subnational government in natural resource management and
revenue 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
natural resource management system a
priority, and the topic
The programme will address the challenges of deforestation and peat land degradation through investments to increase transparency and accountability, building capacity for spatial (land-use) planning, and engaging and mobilising the private sector in support of sustainable economic development. It does this by focusing on overcoming the critical governance failures for the sustainable management of forests and land-use
Follow-on support to continue to build on the existing work of promoting the use of technology, such as drones and mobile applications, to improve the cost and efficiency of applying and processing land titles in Philippines.
The project aims to support improvements to land use and forestry governance in Indonesia, through a combination of support to national and local governments, and civil society, informed by political economy analysis. It will offer capacity building and technical assistance to national and local governments, and support strategic coalitions of reformers at the local level, from civil society, government and the private sector, in demanding good governance. A research component will contribute political economy analysis of the local contexts in order to inform the approach.