My latest op-ed was published in Monday’s edition of the Myanmar Times.
The article provides a brief summary of Myanmar’s democratic and economic reforms as they relate to the country’s management of their public finances. A summary of the article and a link to the full piece is provided below.
Catalysing transition through public financial management reform
By Giles Dickenson-Jones and Matthew Arnold
Public financial management reforms are central to Myanmar’s entire transition. Improvements to social services like garbage collection, investment in new roads and bridges, and raising standards of health and education are all premised on the government being able to raise more revenue and then effectively spend it achieving policy goals. In order for the National League for Democracy government to achieve its goals for economic and political reform, it is therefore a critical area for prioritisation.