Agricultural Commercial, Legal, and Institutional Reform (AgCLIR)

Presents an in-depth analysis of business enabling environment constraints to the start-up and operation of agribusiness, focusing on systemic issues that raise the costs of doing business throughout the agricultural sector.


  • Liberia

    Liberia is rich in the natural resources needed for a vibrant agriculture sector. It has good quality soil, abundant rain, and a climate suitable for sustaining the production of two or three harvests annually.

  • Myanmar

    Emergent Myanmar is a country ripe with extraordinary possibility, yet is addled by extraordinary risk that looms over the agricultural sector. EAT conducted an AgCLIR assessment to inform the early direction and provide guidance on polices that will improve agricultural productivity across the country.

    • Benin - English Version

      The Millennium Challenge Corporation sponsored an AgCLIR in Benin as part of the first phase of due diligence in the evaluation and refinement of the proposed agribusiness enabling environment project under the second Compact for Benin.

    • Benin - French Version

  • Zambia

    The EAT project conducted an AgCLIR assessment in Zambia which formed the basis for discussion and strategy formulation for USAID and other stakeholders.

    • Papua New Guinea

      In Papua New Guinea, the EAT project conducted an AgCLIR assessment, meeting over 250 stakeholders and hosting a round-table event attended by more than 60 representatives of the public sector, private sector, and civil society.

    • Papua New Guinea Recommendations

      This companion document to the full AgCLIR Papua New Guinea report contains a full outline of each recommendation, detailing why reform is needed, a description of the costs associated with the problem, obstacles to reform, the timeline for change, and the resource commitments required by the donor community to facilitate reform.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Closing a Business

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Closing a Business is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment for business insolvency and foreclosure in the agricultural sector.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Dealing With Licenses

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Dealing with Licenses is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment for the various types of agricultural licenses that may be required to engage in agribusiness.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Employing Workers

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Employing Workers is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment that determines the flexibility of labor regulations, as well as other matters critical to the effectiveness of a country's labor market.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Enforcing Contracts

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Enforcing Contracts is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment for commercial contracts in the agricultural economy.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Getting Credit

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Getting Credit is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional aspects of the overall credit environment in a country with a particular focus on access to credit for agribusinesses.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Paying Taxes

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Paying Taxes is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment underlying tax collection and compliance in a rural setting.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Registering Property

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Registering Property is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment that governs the ownership and registration of property for agribusinesses.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Starting a Business

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Starting a Business is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environments for starting an agribusiness.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Trading Across Borders

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Trading across Borders is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment for agricultural trade policy and trade facilitation.

    • AgBEE Lesson: Protecting Investors

      AgCLIR Lessons from the Field: Protecting Investors is a briefer that highlights the specific issues that must be addressed in regards to the legal, regulatory, and institutional environment for protecting and promoting the interests of agribusiness investors.