Frequently Asked Questions

What is MATA?

MATA stands for Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability. It is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) with a 23-person strong volunteer board and coordination office aiding its 500+ members to improve the standards of transparency and accountability in the extractive industries. MATA is involved with negotiations with government and business to ensure a fair system for the Myanmar people with regards to their natural resources. MATA aids local villagers affected by environmental atrocities, mining incidents, land grabbing and others in being represented and heard. 

Where is MATA located?

See here.

How is MATA funded?

We have a wonderful group of local and international supporters acknowledged on the homepage of this website. We apply for grants that are applicable to our work.

Are there jobs available at MATA?


Does MATA provide project funding?

At present, MATA is investigating the possibility of setting up a sub-grant mechanism.

How does the MSG provide MATA with the freedom of movement at ground level? 

The member list of MATA has been submitted to Chairman of EITI and MSG as well as government departments. The government has issued a commitment letter in line with EITI requirement 1.3.

How are identified cases/ issues brought forward to the MSG at National level and how effectively solved on ground? 

MATA has a regional consultation plan, this plan can be obtained upon request.

What kind of support does MATA provide to civil society? 

We provide forums for information sharing and capacity building activities related to Extractive Industries. We provide platforms for networking between government, business and society. We also provide technical, on the job training and information through online and printing to members.


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