Times are changing in Burma. Once it was risky to even say her name, now you can buy an Aung Sun Suu Kyi t-shirt on the streets of Yangon. Suu Kyi has long been a symbol of hope for Burmese people; David Cameron described her as a “shining example for people who yearn for freedom, more »
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OpenOil continues its' series of analyses on the possibility of oil dividends commissioned by the Center for Global Development As South Sudanese is about to resume it oil production soon, we have tried to model the possibility of an oil-to-cash dividend for the newly independent state. The thinking, as ever, in a direct distribution is that it would help the South Sudanese government engage with its citizens, shed light on its finances, its resource incomes and expenditures, and make it harder for officials to siphon off revenue streams. At the same time, poverty could be directly reduced and the economy diversified based on regular incomes for every adult citizen.