Decentralization and the MSME Sector

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Decentralization and the MSME Sector

 

Decades of explicit military rule, followed by a hybrid period of an emerging democracy alongside a military governance systems, has left Myanmar with a highly centralized political system.

 

The 2015 shift to a nominally democratic government brought about the emergence of more inclusive and decentralized systems of governance.

 

Broadly referred to in policy circles as the process of  ‘decentralization’ –many questions emerge.  What should be decentralized first?  How should devolving policy making, to the state, regional or community level be advanced for the overall benefit of the country?

 

Given the prominent roles the micro, small, medium enterprise (MSME) sector plays in job creation and economic development –how should decentralization be advanced for this sector?

 

NEI conducted a series of economic needs surveys in 2016 to explore these questions.

 

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