General information

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) joined forces with FSPPM to conduct the project “Capacity Building and Applied Research for Inclusive Public Finance in Myanmar.” The project is designed for assembly members, government officials, and researchers from universities and institutions in Myanmar – who are in charge of designing, developing, analyzing and evaluating public finance policies.

The project attempts to improve the public finance in Myanmar by providing participants with skills and experiences in public policy research through combining Vietnam research expertise in public finance and Myanmar’s leading think-tank – Renaissance Institute Myanmar (RI).

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Annual Workshop

The project has been ongoing for 3 years from 2018 to 2020 with 3 annual workshops. The first (2018) and second (2019) in Myanmar focused on 5 general themes: fiscal decentralization, political reform, local revenue system and intergovernmental revenue transfer. The third workshop in 2020 is scheduled to take place virtually in December 2020.

The first two workshops have been successful in addressing knowledge gap in public finance and fiscal decentralization in Myanmar. Upon completion of the training, participants must complete a research project and a policy memo. The concluding sessions for each workshop are organized for learners to present their research findings to stakeholders, e.g. policy makers, government officials, researchers from other institutions and the media.

Please find workshop documents in each year below:

Year 1 – 2018

Year 2 – 2019

Year 3 – 2020

Research & report

FSPPM research team aims to provide analysis and insights to new issues, come up with new data, and provide better policy recommendations on Myanmar’s Public Expenditure Review conducted by RI in the past. It is important to emphasize that this is not merely an update, but an improvement upon the previous report.

Policy Papers developed by participants and reviewed by FSPPM faculty in year 1 were used as the case studies for the workshop in year 2 & 3.

Please find our researches and reports of this initiative below:

Analytical Report on Fiscal Decentralization in Myanmar

Budget Transparency Guidebook

Bago group policy paper

Nay Pyi Taw group policy paper

Shan group policy paper


IDRC – Canada: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.

Renaissance Institute (RI) _ Myanmar: is a policy institute in Myanmar that focuses on assisting the economic reform of Myanmar. 

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