Daw Soe Nandar Linn is a national consultant for the World Bank’s public administration and public investment management project in Myanmar. She used to work as a research associate at the Myanmar Development Resource Institute’s Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD), a think-tank led by the Chief Economic Advisor to the President of Myanmar. With MDRI-CESD, her studies focusing on public financial management and the role of local governments in economic development contributed to the macroeconomic reform framework of Myanmar. She was also involved in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). She used to lecture at the Community Development and Civic Empowerment Programme under Chiang Mai University regarding research methodology. Coming from ten years experience in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including community-based projects under international NGOs such as Population Services International (PSI) and Save the Children/US, she is interested in participatory planning and budgeting. She holds a Master in Economics from Chiang Mai University, Thailand and is academically interested in fiscal federalism and resource allocation.