CESD Report on Myanmar SMEs Participation in ASEAN and East Asian Regional Economic Integration.
For decades, Myanmar’s economic system was characterized by economic isolation and central planning. Today, however, as Myanmar is in the middle of a far-reaching political and economic transition, it is leaving this past behind. For Myanmar’s enterprises, and Small and Medium Sizes Enterprises (SMEs) in particular, the opening of the country’s economy in general and the intensification of regional economic integration more specifically, most notably through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC), bring both opportunities and challenges.
The level of regional economic integration and labour issues in Myanmar’s private enterprises are highlighted in a presentation prepared for Masters of Public Administration students at the Yangon University of Economics.