Mixed reviews for Myanmar's first ever Public Expenditure Review

April 28, 2016

The Government of Myanmar published the first ever Public Expenditure Review detailing increases in spending and also challenges to improving public spending. While a landmark in government transparency, the review delivers mixed reports for health. ...

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Myanmar struck by deadly storms, flash floods, strong winds

April 26, 2016
Hailstones collected during the storms

At least eight people have been killed after hail, heavy rain, flash floods and strong winds struck Myanmar on Monday. Some hailstones reportedly as large as...

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U Htin Kyaw selected by Myanmar Parliament as next President

March 15, 2016

Former political prisoner and civil service employee (1975 - 1992), U Htin Kyaw was selected by the Myanmar Parliament to become the first civilian President since 1962. He will be inagurated on March 30....

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First freely elected Myanmar parliament since 1960 holds opening session

February 1, 2016

As the new parliament opened, with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) holding a parliamentary majority, one of the first task will be to select the next President. The currently President...

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