Norway-Asia Business Review - - Norway Asia Business Review -

2011, newly elected Pres­i­dent Thein Sein in­tro­duces a mea­sure of lib­eral re­form, in­clud­ing try­ing to stem cor­rup­tion.

Nor­way is the first western coun­try to lift sanc­tions. Nor­way opens a diplo­matic mission in Yan­gon in 2012 and ap­points a res­i­dent am­bas­sador in Oc­to­ber 2013.

The Myan­mar Cen­tre for Re­spon­si­ble Busi­ness (MCRB) is estab­lished with the gov­ern­ment’s full bless­ing.

MCRB started with de­tailed on-theg. ground re­search re­ports in the oil and as, tourism, ICT and min­ing in­dus­tries.

MCRB’s main work now is in pro­mot­ing con­sul­ta­tion and di­a­logue be­tween busi­ness, civil so­ci­ety and gov­ern­ment.

Nor­way is one of the MCRB’s six ma­jor donors: contributed NOK 1.2 mil­lion be­tween 2013-15 and NOK 600,000 in 2016-17.

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