Myanmar’s journey to democracy following 49 years of military rule is proceeding well. Openly contested elections in November 2015 ushered in the transfer of power to the National League for Democracy (NDL) led by Aung San Suu Kyi. The new government is focused on greater trade and foreign investment and sustaining the strong growth of the last decade. But the army maintains a heavy presence in both government and business. Myanmar lags most of Asia on incomes per capita, creditworthiness and ease of doing business.