Engaging the public in Tanintharyi region : policy options for better engagement
This paper aims towards strengthened decentralized and inclusive governance in the Tanintharyi region (Myanmar). The paper outlines policy challenges and opportunities for improving public engagement. Despite positive improvements, challenges remain in inclusive engagement with local government. The roles of regional government in different sectors should be clarified and expanded to better engage with the public. Multilevel-coordination (vertical and horizontal coordination, and policy integration) need to be enhanced. The Tanintharyi Region has a favorable geographic location, with key global priority landscapes for conservation and abundant natural resources, both mineral and non-mineral.
DECENTRALIZATION, MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, LOCAL GOVERNANCE, AUTHORITARIANISM, POPULAR PARTICIPATION, CIVIL SOCIETY, POLICY MAKING, PUBLIC POLICY, MYANMAR, FAR EAST ASIA