WHAT WE DO
Southeast Asia, and particularly Myanmar, is undergoing profound change. Identifying and measuring political, security and regulatory risk requires both historic and contemporary knowledge, and the ability to develop strategic level assessments based on that knowledge.
For companies and organizations to operate successfully and ethically in the region requires a deep appreciation of the risks and opportunities that exist across business sectors and geography, even within the national borders.
The Andaman hub in Yangon, combined with our broad network of local informants based around Myanmar and the region, provides detailed and accurate risk analysis backed by qualitative and quantitative data.
As organizations enter Myanmar and other local markets across Southeast Asia, their project's success will depend on being well-informed of local politics, socio-economic dynamics, and contextual cultural factors. Andaman monitors micro-level changes across the region’s political and social landscapes, offering tailored monitoring and original research products.
The Andaman team’s competitive advantage stems from its established network of local partners that enable it to provide on-the-ground local expertise for specific projects and on-going advice.
Navigating any complex environment requires detailed knowledge of who’s doing what, where, and why. Helping clients better understand key stakeholders and the realities of their operating context lies at the core of what Andaman does.
The Andaman team specializes in effectively mapping stakeholders, identifying their various needs and incentives in order to provide informed strategic insight. All Andaman assessment models are unique to the project and have been used to inform a range of client activities. These include assessing responsible resource investments, identifying a development actor’s local partners, and informing a ‘do no harm’ approach of an international NGO.
As investor interest in Myanmar evolves in response to the transition towards democracy, expectations for growth are high and key sectors are already expanding rapidly. Nonetheless, risks abound in a country that has an archaic, complex, and vague legislative framework—and weak regulatory capacity. Understanding the legal and ethical implications of these structures is key to responsible and sustainable businesses, whilst minimizing the risk of reputational harm.
Andaman is uniquely positioned with expert sources in Yangon to deliver detailed market and legislative research tailored to the client’s specific geographic or sector interest.