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Sub - national Governments and Business in Myanmar

The research presented in this discussion paper by Jared Bissinger and Linn Maung Maung analyzes the role that local government institutions play in economic governance and how this affects small- and medium-sized businesses. Intended to reach a general readership, the paper provides the relevant history, policy structures and overarching reform context. Moreover, using data collected through field work carried out in Mon State and Sagaing Region, the authors illustrate and analyze local economic governance trends and the subsequent business environment for small- and medium-sized businesses. The paper concludes with key policy considerations by the authors.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Business structures and legal registration
  • Provincial and local governments
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright To be determined
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Version / Edition 1.0
License Creative Commons Attribution

The Asia Foundation – Myanmar No. 17, Thu Khi Tar Street Pyi Thar Yar Residence Lane (1) 15 Ward, Bauk Htaw Yankin Township, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: + 95 (1) 8603 578 Email:

Co-author (individual) Jared Bissinger, Linn Maung Maung
Publisher The Asia Foundation – Myanmar
Publication date 2014
Date uploaded September 5, 2015, 02:13 (UTC)
Date modified December 30, 2020, 04:32 (UTC)