Myanmar: Initial Improvements Facing Setbacks

  • Anthony Staddon
  • Gabriela Thompson
Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 34)


This chapter reports the findings of an empirical study into legislative oversight in Myanmar, with particular emphasis on the Hluttaw’s oversight of the anti-corruption framework. The study evaluated the impact of contextual factors, external oversight institutions and internal oversight tools using data collected from interviews with key national stakeholders. Our research highlights the difficulty of entrenching a system of oversight in a controlled political culture that restricts the application of formal internal and external oversight tools and is reluctant to engage in the specific issue of corruption. The chapter concludes by identifying recommendations for action with the objective of strengthening oversight and anti-corruption measures in Myanmar.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Staddon
    • 1
  • Gabriela Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WestminsterLondonUK
  2. 2.King’s CollegeLondonUK

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