Khine Win is Executive Director of the Sandhi Governance Institute, Myanmar.
Articles by Khine Win (6)
Searching for Keys as the Kyat Goes Out of Kilter
The Central Bank of Myanmar's responses have failed to prevent rapid currency depreciation or alleviate the balance of payment situation, which has worsened due to increased capital outflows and decreased foreign direct investment. The stoppage of foreign loans and donations has also compounded Myanmar's fiscal troubles.
Myanmar’s Post-coup Electricity Woes: Stalled Power Plans, Shattered Public Trust
Two years ago, and even a year ago in the aftermath of the 1 February 2021 coup, Yangon was not suffering severe blackouts. While there were sporadic electricity cuts for a few hours a day in some of its townships, electricity supply was more stable and predictable than ten or fifteen years earlier. This experience has left city dwellers wondering what accounts for the severe power cuts now.
Myanmar Returns to Import Substitution: Primed to Fail
The State Administration Council has initiated a raft of import substitution policies in an attempt to support domestic industralisation. This approach was tried in the past – and failed.
A Bumpy Road Ahead for Myanmar’s Economy
Myanmar’s State Administration Council has stressed its ability to stabilise and revive the country’s economy. There are five reasons why the SAC’s confidence is misplaced.
Myanmar’s Infrastructure Development: A Dire Future
Myanmar has gnawing gaps in its infrastructure development which will affect its economic development in the years to come. To compound matters, the issue is not a priority for the State Administration Council.