The USAID Responsible Investment and Trade Activity (the Activity) is a five-year (July 2020 – June 2025) USD 18.7 million activity, implemented by DAI Global, LLC, that will help promote civilian ownership of the Myanmar economy by increasing the share held by responsible, accountable, and transparent private sector firms. The Activity will support private sector firms operating in or entering the market in Myanmar to improve corporate governance, business transparency, and competitiveness, as well as to help Myanmar’s private sector overcome challenges such as COVID-19. It will also promote inclusive economic growth and economic integration, responsible investment, and trade for the benefit of Myanmar citizens in non-urban areas and empower women to participate in the economy more fully.
The Activity contributes to USAID Burma’s Development Objective 2 “Inclusive economic growth strengthened” and Intermediate Result 2.2 “Responsible and transparent private sector expanded.” The Activity also contributes to USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy, Indo-Pacific Strategy, and the Integrated Country Strategy.
The Activity’s approach to strengthening the private sector is guided by four objectives: