Oo, Zaw Joelene, Cindy Minoletti, Paul Saw, Kyi Pyar Chit Win, Ngu Wah Porter, Ian Oye, Mari Smurra, Andrea
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ADB Economics Working Paper Series 434
Past governments in Myanmar presided over a system generally characterized by weak fiscal management, but this has recently changed with the present government restoring a measure of fiscal discipline, reorienting fiscal priorities, and establishing a clear set of fiscal objectives in the Framework for Economic and Social Reforms (FESR), which was finalized in June 2013. The Government of Myanmar now has to prioritize how best to implement these fiscal objectives while strengthening longrun fiscal discipline. This paper 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.
budget and expenditure framework fiscal policy Myanmar public financial management resource mobilization