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.