We gratefully acknowledge the funding provided by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK for this project. The interactions held with several stakeholders during field visits and consultations in Manipur, Mizoram and New Delhi in India and Yangon, Mandalay and Monywa in Myanmar provided in-depth understanding of issues pertaining to the subject. We convey our heartfelt thanks to all of them for sparing the time to interact with us. In particular we are deeply indebted to the entrepreneurs and traders for sharing their experiences and insights.
The preliminary findings of the study were presented during the Conference on Enhancing Trade and Connectivity between India and Myanmar held on April 23, 2018 at New Delhi. The feedback and comments received from participants during the conference contributed greatly in finalizing this study