• Bill Analysis: Prevention and Protection of Violence Against Women Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Feb 19, 2020

    Note that these points are not comprehensive, but offer some critical reflections designed to raise awareness about the Bill and encourage further discussion. There are many dedicated specialist women’s rights groups in Myanmar who can offer greater insights.

  • Policy Briefing: Prevention of Violence Against Women

    Posted in Legislative Research on Feb 14, 2020

    The difficulties of legislating to protect women from violence are rooted in the fact that very often they directly challenge strongly held cultural beliefs, and patriarchal power. The list below is not comprehensive, but points to some of the tensions and challenges that policymakers and legislators may face when crafting such laws.

  • Backgrounder & Summary: Prevention and Protection of Violence Against Women Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Feb 05, 2020

    Myanmar is currently using the Penal Code to protect women against violence, two-thirds of which occurs in the home, yet there is not a separate law. The current bill posted on the website of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has been in development since at least 2013.

  • ရန်ကုန်တိုင်းစာရင်းစစ်ချုပ်အစီရင်ခံစာ - ထုတ်လုပ်ရေးနဲ့ ဈေးများဌာန

    Posted in Budget Transparency on Feb 05, 2020

    ဌာနပိုင်မြေနဲ့ အဆောက်အဦတွေကို ငှားရမ်းတဲ့နေရာမှာ ငှားရမ်းခဟာ ကာလပေါက်ဈေးနဲ့ မကိုက်ညီတာ၊ ငှားရမ်းသူတွေက တခြားသူတွေကို ထပ်ဆင့်ငှားရမ်းတာကြောင့် နိုင်ငံတော်က ရသင့်ရထိုက်တဲ့ ဝင်ငွေတွေ ဆုံးရှုံးမှုဖြစ်ပေါ်နေတာကြောင့် ငှားရမ်းမှုတာဝန်ခံ စစ်ဆေးရေးအဖွဲ့တွေက ဒေသအလိုက် ကာလပေါက်ဈေးတွက်ချက်ပြီး သမ္မတရုံးညွှန်ကြားချက်တွေနဲ့အညီ ငှားရမ်းဆောင်ရွက်ကြဖို့ လိုအပ်နေတယ်လို့ တိုင်းစာရင်းစစ်ချုပ်က ဆိုထားပါတယ်။

  • Bill Analysis: Foreign Exchange Management Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 31, 2020

    The bill precisely defines ‘standard’ and ‘non-standard’ gold. As for the latter, a permit from the CBM is not needed for personal use, and the direct trading in the country. Nevertheless, a permit is required for exporting/importing (and renting/borrowing within the country).

  • An Overview of the Two Constitution Amendment Bills currently before the Hluttaw (1)

    Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 30, 2020

    The two bills’ proposed amendments are identical to the 114 suggestions previously given to the Joint Amending Committee by the NLD, precisely representing the ruling party’s agenda. Of the 2008 Constitution’s 15 Chapters and appendix Schedules, only Chapter 2: State Structure; Chapter 15: General Provisions, and; Schedules are not proposed for amendment. There is only one terminological amendment in Chapter 10: Political Parties, and one amendment related to the national flag in Chapter 13: State Flag, State Seal, National Anthem and the Capital.

  • Policy Briefing - Central Banks

    Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 29, 2020

    A central bank is a financial institution that has control over the production and distribution of money and credit for a nation (or a group of nations). In modern economies, the central bank is usually responsible for monetary policy, and the regulation of banks.

  • ရန်ကုန်စာရင်းစစ်ချုပ်အစီရင်ခံစာ - တိုင်းအစိုးရ ရင်းနှီးမြှုပ်နှံထားတဲ့ ကုမ္ပဏီလေးခု ဘဏ္ဍာရေးအခြေအနေ

    Posted in Budget Transparency on Jan 28, 2020

    ရန်ကုန်တိုင်းဒေသကြီး အစိုးရအဖွဲ့ဟာ ၂၀၁၇-၁၈ ဘဏ္ဍာနှစ်အထိ ကျပ်သန်းပေါင်း ၁၃၄,၀၀၀ ကို ကုမ္ပဏီလေးခုမှာ ရင်းနှီးမြှုပ်နှံခဲ့ပါတယ်။ အဲဒီကုမ္ပဏီတွေကတော့ Yangon Metropolitan Development Public Co.,Ltd (YMD)၊ ရန်ကုန်ဘတ်စ်ကားအများနှင့်သက်ဆိုင်သော ကုမ္ပဏီလီမိတက် (YBPC)၊ ရန်ကုန်မြို့ပြ အများပြည်သူ သယ်ယူပို့ဆောင်ရေး အများနှင့် သက်ဆိုင်သော ကုမ္ပဏီလီမိတက် (YUPT) နဲ့ New Yangon Development Co.,Ltd (NYDC) တို့ ဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ 

  • Policy Briefing: Microfinance

    Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 27, 2020

    As the name suggests, microfinance refers to small (micro) loans (finance). It is most strongly associated with rural development due to the seasonal nature of agriculture and the importance of credit for farmers, where finance is used for: seasonal production inputs, long-term investments, regular consumption needs, unplanned consumption needs and meeting other outstanding debts.

  • Bill Summary: Foreign Exchange Management Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 23, 2020

    The bill includes provisions and regulations for trading and holding of foreign exchange, gold and jewelry, and transfers and payments of current and capital accounts.