Myanmar’s extractive industries: an institutional and regulatory assessment

Cornish, Gillian and Vivoda, Vlado (2016) Myanmar’s extractive industries: an institutional and regulatory assessment. Extractive Industries and Society, . doi:10.1016/j.exis.2016.08.002


Author Cornish, Gillian
Vivoda, Vlado
Title Myanmar’s extractive industries: an institutional and regulatory assessment
Journal name Extractive Industries and Society
ISSN 2214-790X
2214-7918
Publication date 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.exis.2016.08.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 9
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Myanmar is undergoing rapid political, economic and social transition. This paper examines the regulatory governance of Myanmar’s extractive industries amidst this reform process. Based on the literature review, the paper develops an evaluative framework for assessing regulatory governance in the extractive industries, which includes six criteria: (1) clarity of roles and objectives; (2) stability and predictability; (3) participation; (4) capacity; (5) autonomy; and (6) transparency and accountability. The regulatory governance of Myanmar’s extractive industries is evaluated against the criteria, using original qualitative data to illustrate the key issues and challenges. Overall, the country has made notable improvements in recent years. The out-dated regulatory framework that has governed Myanmar’s extractive resources during military rule is transitioning to a framework that may enable improved industry practice and lead to responsible investment. However, reform processes of this scale cannot materialise over a short timeframe. The paper identifies priority area for the government in order to shift away from hitherto dominant norms and practice.
Keyword Myanmar
Extractive industries
Governance
Regulation
Reform
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 08 Aug 2016, 15:07:28 EST by Vlado Vivoda on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining