Friday, 7 August 2015

Business policy in Burundi after the unrest

The unrest in Burundi is dominating economic as well as political life in the country.  When the country exits from the unrest there are many fiscal and regulatory policies that would benefit business and help the economy to grow.  In a survey published last year, businesses reported on the challenges that they face when dealing with government.  They described how serious they found each type of challenge, as shown in the table below.  The percentages are the proportion of companies who find the challenge severe, fairly severe, and so on.  Companies seem to be most concerned about the tax rates, followed by corruption.  Policies to address these matters would assist businesses.  Business licensing and permits are a lesser concern.

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