This is an important year for Myanmar. With expectations so high, the new government is under enormous pressure to prove that it can transform the more than 20 trillion kyats (USD 17 billion) budgeted into tangible benefits for the people of Myanmar. This will not be easy, yet significant reforms are already underway to help achieve this objective.
Almost every country in the world that produces oil has some type of national oil company. In this video, NRGI director of legal and economic programs Patrick Heller discusses the influence and role of these companies in their home countries.
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