New Report: Decentralization of Natural Resource Management Key to Ending the Conflict and ‘Resource Curse’ in Myanmar

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Press Release: EMBARGOED FOR MARCH 22, 2016 New Report: Decentralization of Natural Resource Management Key to Ending the Conflict and ‘Resource Curse’ in Myanmar In a report launched today, Arakan Oil Watch urges the new government to devolve ownership and management of natural resources to the states and regions in order to achieve sustainable More...

by AOW | Published 1 year ago
Myanmar's President Thein Sein attends a session of the 21st ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and East Asia summits in Phnom Penh November 18, 2012.    REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS)
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