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The Myanmar Business Environment Index 2019

Published by: The Asia Foundation

Despite recent economic growth in Myanmar, the local business environment throughout much of the country remains poorly understood. Outdated administrative systems, vested local interests, and five decades of military rule have led to a complex patchwork of institutions governing commercial activity. A range of actors are responsible for local economic governance (LEG) in Myanmar, including national ministries, state/region offices and township offices. However, few attempts have been made to map the impact of LEG on Myanmar’s evolving business environment. The Asia Foundation (TAF) and the DaNa Facility therefore launched the three-year Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Myanmar Business Environment Index (MBEI) initiative. The MBEI aims to assess constraints affecting Myanmar’s business environment at the subnational level and identify opportunities for reform, in partnership with the Development Lab at Duke University.

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Data Resource Preview - Myanmar Business Environment Index Township-Level Data

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Business structures and legal registration
  • Economic policy and administration
  • Economy and commerce
  • English
  • Burmese
Dataset reference date April 23, 2019
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 2019
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2019
  • Myanmar
Positional Accuracy No known issues with accuracy
Logical Consistency No known issues with logical consistency
Completeness No known issues with completeness
Process Step Under Chapter 1 of report, see "1.3 MBEI Focus and Methodology"
Lineage The Myanmar Business Environment Index research project is made possible by a collaboration between The Asia Foundation, the DaNa Facility, and the Department for International Development (DFID).For complete source information, see bibliography in report.
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Keywords mbei
Date uploaded April 23, 2019, 07:33 (UTC)
Date modified March 9, 2020, 14:41 (UTC)