Council

1. To provide advice and suggestions to the President with regard to social and economic issues in order to facilitate the Government’s execution of the fundamental policies as prescribed in the Constitution of the state. The priority areas of the advisory frameworkinclude but not limited to;


  1. Promoting development for significant reduction in poverty, attaining food and nutritional security, agricultural and rural development and urban development for inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth;
  2. Promoting trade and investment through effective public private partnership and supporting regional connectivity through trade and infrastructure facilitating measures;
  3. Enhancing productive capacity and promoting the expansion of domestic markets to accelerate growth, income and employment generation;
  4. Mitigating volatility of commodity prices and strengthening of effective marketing and financing systems particularly for small and medium commodity producers and enterprises;
  5. Mobilizing financial resources for development and investment from domestic and international sources (e.g. ODA, private funding and foreign investment);
  6. Accelerating Myanmar’s growth with the aim of enhancing the share of the country in world trade and global financial and investment flows.
  7. Enhancing governance and institutional/organizational development for both public and private sectors;
  8. Achieving human and social development including education and training, population and primary health, youth development, gender equality and social protection;

2. To review and comment on national social and economic plans, programs, laws, rules and regulations as required by the President prior to proclamation;


3. To provide advice on existing/emerging challenges including economic shocks, climate change, disaster risk reduction and environmental sustainability


DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

  1. Recognition of Patrons and Election of Chairman, 2 Vice-Chairman Academic and Business, Secretary and Joint Secretary and conferring their authority and responsibilities;
  2. Convening the NESAC every month or as necessary with a quorum of 6;
  3. Meeting with the President and reporting of the progress on a bi-monthly basis;
  4. Establishing committees as necessary;
  5. Invitation of non-members and outside scholars to provide information and suggestions
  6. Establishment of a secretariat;
  7. Advocate and co-ordinate strategic inputs to the President and relevant body(s) designated by the President.
  8. Initiate studies and surveys and to publish reports on the social and economic state of the country;
  9. Co-operate with similar international organizations.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • 1. Advocate and co-ordinate the development of overall national development framework.
  • 2. Study framework of operations and establishing committees on following priority areas:
    • 2.1 Aid management and donor co-ordination
    • 2.2 Socio-economic development of the national races particularly in remote areas.
    • 2.3 Agriculture and Rural Livelihood development
    • 2.4 Poverty alleviation (urban/rural) and enhancement of welfare.
    • 2.5 Trade and Services development
    • 2.6 Investment, Industrial and SME development
    • 2.7 Financial development
    • 2.8 Development of Quality in public health and education.
    • 2.9 To identify other important areas and form additional committees as necessary

FORMATION : Formation of National Economic and Social Advisory Council

NESAC was formed with 18 members according to the order of President Office (No.36/2012) dated 13 June 2012. The responsibilities of NESAC are as follows:
  1. To advice on drawing National Development Plan and reform strategies; to advice on promotion of internal and external investment and increase in foreign aid and grant.
  2. To assist in gaining sustainable development with all-inclusive equality through agricultural development, rural and urban development, food security and poverty reduction.
  3. To coordinate and hold seminars and meetings for attaining internal and external technology and assistance, support and investment and financial resources for development.
  4. To give advice on effective utilization and allocation of foreign aid and grant for the benefit of state and people.
  5. To give advice on undertakings being in line with international rules, regulations and procedures for socio-economic development of the Nation.
  6. To study and analyze socio-economic opinions and out-looks for the development of state.
  7. To assist in encouraging collaboration of diaspora for human resource development.

For the purpose of realizing above-mentioned responsibilities, a management committee and an office headed by a Director under NESAC have been formed;A diagram of NESAC Administrative Structure is shown below.

A. Duties of Management Committee

    Two main duties of Management Committee are:
  • 1) To coordinate and make decisions in the management process of NESAC office:
  • 2) To make budget available for holding research seminars organized by NESAC office.

B. Duties of coordination Committee(headed by U Win Aung)

    Two main duties of Management Committee are:
  • 1) To coordinate and work together with public and private organizations
  • 2) To ensure financial sources for NESAC.

C. Duties of Aid Management Committee (formed with Dr.ZawOo, Dr.Yin Yin New and Dr. Set Aung)

    Two main duties of Management Committee are:
  • 1) To submit proposals for effective utilization and allocation of foreign Aid and grant and loan for the benefit of state and people.
  • 2) To give advice on work-program for Donor coordination.

D. Duties of Director

    Duties of Director are as follows:
  • 1) To support necessarily for implementation of the task of NESAC effectively.
  • 2) To coordinate and work together with respective committees under NESAC to conduct research and prepare research papers on the subjects to submit to President Office.
  • 3) To prepare Information bulletins covering the news of important social and economic affairs for the country to distribute among the members and to submit to the President office on weekly basis.
  • 4) To hold seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Meetings organized by NESAC.
  • 5) To contact with other organizations on NESAC behalf.
  • 6) To prepare work-records, the minutes of meeting and annual report.
  • 7) To carry out Assignments given by NESAC and Management committee without failure.

E. Duties of Research Assistant

  • 1) To participate in research conducted under the leadership of Director
  • 2) To assist in necessary works to enable Director perform his duties effectively

F. Duties of Assistant Administrator

  • 1) To assist Director necessarily with holding seminars, workshops, conferences and meetings
  • 2) To prepare the minutes of NESAC meeting
  • 3) To assist director to complete research works in time.

G. Duties of Assistant Accountant

  • 1) To control and manage the spending of council Funds under the guidance of Director
  • 2) To prepare financial statement in accordance with financial rules and regulations.