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Winds of change in Myanmar? Implications for international cooperation In poverty alleviation

Ware, Anthony 2012, Winds of change in Myanmar? Implications for international cooperation In poverty alleviation, JATI : journal of Southeast Asian studies, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 95-115.

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Title Winds of change in Myanmar? Implications for international cooperation In poverty alleviation
Author(s) Ware, Anthony
Journal name JATI : journal of Southeast Asian studies
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 95
End page 115
Total pages 21
Publisher University of Malaya, Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Place of publication Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 1823-4127
Keyword(s) Myanmar
politics
reform
poverty alleviation
Summary We are witnessing the beginnings of what could well be significant change in Myanmar. Elections in November 2010 were quickly followed by the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, then by the resignation of Senior-General Than Shwe, dissolution of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), the opening of parliament, and the inauguration of Thein Sein as President on 30th March 2011. Thein Sein's inauguration speech called for national reconciliation and an end to corruption, promised a more market-oriented economy, and vowed to create employment opportunities. He also pledged to develop the health and education sectors in cooperation with international organisations, and to alleviate poverty. While some fear this may only be rhetoric, a growing number of indications suggest that major political and economic reform may indeed be getting underway. This paper traces these recent developments and the possibility of significantly improved international development cooperation in Myanmar, particularly as it affects the prospects of poverty alleviation efforts and cooperation with Western INGO and multilateral agencies. It analyses the implications of this reform on international development assistance and cooperation from the perspectives of humanitarian needs, international relations theory, development theory, and political philosophy.
Language eng
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, University of Malaya, Department of Southeast Asian Studies
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