GOOD PRACTICE - SMART Myanmar (SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency)
RESEARCH QUESTION: 1- ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
SUB-TOPICS (Research matrix): Advocacy with government to improve legal and policy frameworks to support informal economy enterprises (1.2)
REGION - COUNTRY OF IMPLEMENTATION: South-East Asia - Myanmar
RESUME OF GOOD PRACTICES: Many of SMART’s valuable outcomes might be applied to further initiatives addressing informal economy workers and informal firms. Among these, the infactory training for SCP consultants; the strengthening of MGMA and its own power of advocacy; the awareness-raising campaign about OSH standards and decent work; the conversion of older production techniques into more sustainable ones in terms of environmental protection and profitability.
All of these good practices should be deployed as a second-step action by national governments, being integrated into programmes of monitoring, awareness-raising and tax allowance aimed at tackling undeclared work and gaining formal registration from informal economic actors.
PROJECT NAME: SMART Myanmar (SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency)
YEAR: 2013 – 2015
FUNDING AGENCY: European Commission
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY: SEQUA GGMBH