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Considerations for Taxing Myanmar’s Large-scale Mining Companies

Despite geological potential, Myanmar's mining sector has attracted few large-scale companies to date and the sector generates little government revenue. The authors of this briefing present the challenges the Myanmar government has faced in designing an effective mining tax regime. They suggest three ways in which the government could attract greater investment and allow the people of Myanmar to maximize benefits from the potentially significant mineral wealth of their country. The briefing is informed by the Natural Resource Governance Institute’s engagement with Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), helping the ministry implement strategic reforms.