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Title: Economic reform is a marathon, not a sprint
Date of publication: 01 August 2016
Description/subject: "The launch of the government’s economic policy last week was always meant to be the occasion for an announcement of a broad set of economic principles, rather than a detailed set of policy measures for individual sectors and industries..."
Author/creator: Sean Turnell
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2016

Title: Government reveals 12-point economic policy
Date of publication: 29 July 2016
Description/subject: "The government has presented its long-awaited economic policy on July 29, highlighting the importance of developing a market-oriented system “in all sectors” and establish an economic framework in support of national reconciliation...Stakeholders looking for a detailed timeline or structured plan were left disappointed. Some felt the three-page document was too vague to be useful, while others were more forgiving, noting that the government has been in power for just four months, and has not had time to write detailed policy papers. On July 29, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presented the policy to diplomats, businesspeople and donors. Most reporters were told to wait outside, but a 12-point summary was passed to members of the media after the event. A longer English-language document seen by The Myanmar Times elaborates on some of the key points..."
Author/creator: Aye Thidar Kyaw, Clare Hammond
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2016

Title: Analyzing the Direction of Economic Policy in a NLD-Governed Myanmar
Date of publication: 26 December 2015
Description/subject: "...Decision making in Burma has long been highly-centralized, and that has been deeply problematic - politically as well as economically. The NLD has made a number of commitments with respect to creating a governing apparatus that delivers greater 'say' to Burma's ethnic nationalities, and I can see no reason why this will not be honored. It won't come overnight of course, but over time I do think there will be significant decentralization of economic policy-making in Burma..."
Author/creator: Sean Turnell interviewed by Keith W. Rabin
Language: English
Source/publisher: KWR International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2016

Title: NLD 2015 Election Manifesto (English)
Date of publication: 14 September 2015
Description/subject: "Note on the translation: This document is the authorised English-language translation of the original Burmese-language manifesto. In case of any perceived discrepancy between the two versions, the Burmeselanguage manifesto remains the definitive version."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (179K)
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2016