Myanmar: Cross-Cutting Governance Challenges | Asian Development Bank

Myanmar: Cross-Cutting Governance Challenges

Publication | March 2015
Myanmar: Cross-Cutting Governance Challenges

The paper assesses the current status of governance institutions in Myanmar, as well as their performance, in comparison to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and selected other countries.

Specifically, the paper discusses 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 (EITI) process, to strengthen Myanmar’s ongoing reform effort.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Cross-National Indicators of Governance
  • Ongoing Economic Governance Reforms
  • Engaging Civil Society and the Peace Process
  • External Policy Anchors and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Conclusions
  • References