The Legislative Oversight of Emergency Response in Myanmar: Strategic Considerations Based on the International Experience of Public Accounts Committees

Discussion paper 1/2021
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This publication is only available in electronic format
Language: 
English
Pages: 
52
ISBN: 
978-91-7671-425-6 (PDF)
Author(s): 
Jared Bissinger

Oversight by key government institutions can help to ensure that emergency spending is administered properly and efficiently.

This discussion paper is designed to help identify an optimal balance between the need for an agile emergency response and demands for the efficient and accountable use of public funds. It examines the international literature on Public Accounts Committees (PACs) and their work in times of emergency response, and presents good practices and lessons learned to improve the effectiveness of oversight.

Contents

Acronyms and abbreviations

Introduction

1. JPACs and the COVID-19 response: overview of the Myanmar context

2. Public funds in emergency response: challenges and good practices

3. Myanmar JPAC oversight of emergency responses

4. Conclusions and future actions: JPAC oversight of the next emergency

References