Siddhartha Basu

Siddhartha Basu is a Country Economist for IGC Myanmar. Previously, he was an Economist at Mekong Economics, a development consulting firm specialising in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded projects. He holds an MRes in Economics from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Economics from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Content by Siddhartha Basu
  • Blog post

    Replenishing the rice bowl: Productivity and quality in Myanmar’s rice export industry

    Myanmar’s rice industry can be reignited by reforms. However, key challenges need to be addressed for the country to re-establish itself in the international market. Myanmar once held the distinction of being the world’s largest exporter of rice, accounting for one-third of the global rice trade in 1934-1935. Post-independence nationalisation of the industry was...

    17 Jul 2019 | Siddhartha Basu , Sudhanshu Sharma

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Contracts in international business

    This brief provides an overview of the main contract types in international business, and outlines the public-private partnership (PPP) process for the public and private sectors. It is intended as a reference document for government officers who are regularly faced with international business contracts. For these officers, knowledge of international norms can...

    27 Mar 2019 | Siddhartha Basu