Creating a business environment that supports and encourages increased foreign direct investment, as well as a vibrant domestic private sector, is a key element in generating strong and sustainable economic growth.
The research presented in this discussion paper analyzes the role that government institutions (at the Union and subnational levels) play in economic governance and how this affects small- and medium-sized businesses. Notably, the report examines the impact of business operating licenses, construction permits, inspections, taxes and fees, finance, infrastructure and basic services, and business-government engagement.
Using data collected through field work carried out in Mon State and Sagaing Region, the authors illustrate and analyze local economic governance trends and the business environment for small- and medium-sized businesses.
This report was generously funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Publication name: Subnational Governance in Myanmar Discussion paper #2: Subnational government and business in Myanmar
Author(s): Jared Bissinger and Linn Maung Maung
Supported by: The Asia Foundation and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID)
Publication date: February 2014
Language(s): Myanmar and English
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