Managing Myanmar's resource boom to lock in reforms
From the abstract:
"Myanmar is in the midst of a multifaceted transition, involving political reform, economic reform, and the resolution of multiple long-standing civil conflicts. The country has a history of ethnoreligious conflict and separatism, civil-military relations are muddy, and business-military-state relations are similarly opaque. An ongoing resource boom, and the blessings and curses that come with it, further complicate these developments. Given the country's evident institutional weaneses, external policy anchors could play a ritical role in this transition. This Policy Brief addresses the possible role for such precommitment mechanisms - in particular, the EITI - in Myanmar's growing extractive sector."
This Policy Brief (PB14-11) was published in April 2014 in a set of policy briefs by Peterson Institute for International Economics, linked here: http://piie.com/publications/pb/pb14-11.pdf