Policy Options for Improving the Performance of the State Economic Enterprise Sector in Myanmar
Rieffel, Lex | April 2015
Following the national election in November 2010, the government led by Thein Sein took office in March 2011. It surprised most observers by promptly launching an ambitious program of peace building, democratic institution building, and economic reform. It moved quickly to implement crucial macroeconomic policy measures, especially adopting a managed float exchange rate system. It opened up the foreign trade sector and enacted a new Foreign Investment Law. Privatization of the SEE sector has been one of the priorities of the Thein Sein government, but its implementation has been mixed. The rent-seeking nature of the deals carried out under the previous government has not changed much. Every part of the government is actively engaged in privatization activities, but each in its own way. No common policies or procedures exist. As a result, it is likely that substantial values that could be retained by or accrue to the government are being captured by narrow private interests.
CitationRieffel, Lex. 2015. Policy Options for Improving the Performance of the State Economic Enterprise Sector in Myanmar. © ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/6714.
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